Inspired by Miley Cyrus, perhaps?
Inspired by Miley Cyrus, perhaps?
You can choose to see this video for it's purported surface value—this notion that Quim Cardona was the inspiration behind the character Telly from Larry Clark's Kids (1995) and that somehow being passed up on the role is a huge regret of Quim's—or you can look at it as I did, acknowledging that it seems like he would probably not be talking about it if people didn't make him, and he'd rather just be out in the street, "feeling" his tricks and keeping the soul of street skating in NY alive and well as he always has.
Pokin' around the old internets today and came across this pretty legit interview with Murs. Don't know much about Murs? You should, because he's probably "your favourite rapper's favourite rapper," as COLOR contributor Jordan Commandeur so eloquently put it when he caught up with the backpack rapper and the rest of his bandmates in the exciting new supergroup project The White Mandingos.
Jordan pitched a few of his own questions at Murs and the rest of the 'dingos (including Bad Brains bassist Daryl Jenifer and Rolling Stone journalist Sacha Jenkins) but you'll have to wait until we drop Color 11.3 (soon, I promise) for that feature interview. For now, there's this little clip of Murs to get you up to speed a bit.
This past summer I got to take the Sitka boys on a wild adventure North to the Yukon and back. Chris Haslam, Sheldon Meleshinski, Zach Barton, Colin Nogue, Dane Pryds, and Fabian Merino were all on board for the wild times ahead both on land and sea. Loaded with some disposable cameras, the crew captured the good times ahead. Check them out as a taste to the full feature about to drop in Color 11.3
Dan Drehobl once had a clothing company called Freedumb when he skated for Think many years ago. Recently after years of hiatus, the company with it's head up it's own ass - Freedumb is back! This time with a mixed bag-of-nuts team of rippers that includes Jeff Grosso, Bobby Worrest, Maru, Marissa del Santos, Rob Welsh, Andrew Currie, Brandon Perelson, Kevin Kowalski and Preston Harper.
Lakai and Diamond have teamed up again for another great shoe collaboration. The Griffen is one of the best vulcanized shoes to hit the shops in the past few years, so check your local Lakai dealer for them.
Heroin has a new pro: Rogie! After his great part in Video Nasty Fos gave him the nod and his first board.
Get to Antisocial this Saturday for the world premiere of The Straight And Narrow. Come for a beer and get stoked!
Ryan Decenzo was in South Africa this past week for a contest stop at the Kimberly Diamond Cup (formerly Maloof Money Cup), but from the looks of these photos sent to us by Color contributor Rudi Jeggle, it appears the trip wasn't all about the prize purse (over $200,000 in case you're wondering).
Taking some time off between contest heats, Decenzo and his Darkstar teammate Adam Dyet travelled to the township of Greenpoint on the south side of Kimberley for a special demo and clinic with the local community. While there, they hung out with the kids kids, taught them some tricks and then handed out some free boards to those with the most potential. Check out some of these photos from the trip:
We agree Ryan, these kids do dress better than you?
Learning to drop-in one minute....
Dropping hammers the next.
"Good thing the scent of my fear is masked by RedBull"
How South Africa can get $200,000 for a skateboard contest is beyond me, while here in Canada... oh nevermind. But I mean really, who's backing this thing? Turns out it's an iron ore company. Weird. (Hey Yukon... Any goldmines up there wanna sponsor a skate contest next year? Give us a ring!)
You can see the results of the Kimberly Cup on their website: http://www.kimberleydiamondcup.com/
Kevin Lowry's been reppin' the Canadian side of the adidas Skateboarding team for awhile now, but today, with the release of yet another new video part, adidas announced that they've officially put him on the International team, joining the likes of Lucas Puig, Silas Baxter Neil, Benny Fairfax, Dennis Busenitz and Mark Gonzales (to name a few). As a fellow Canadian, I feel honoured and proud to see a great guy like Kevin being recognized not only for his amazing talents but also humble personality. Congrats buddy!
Let's take a look back at a few photos from Kevin's Pro interview in COLOR 10.2. and then watch his new adidas video part below.
half cab [ o ] doubt
portait of "Mr. Lowkey" by guillaume anselin
"If skating wasn't fun or keeping me happy, I think I would have to slow down."
ollie [ o ] caissie
50-50 [ o ] anselin
"When I like to watch skating, it's when someone looks like they're going to the store, but they hit some curb cuts."
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