Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

YOU GOT THAT YGT IN THE STREETZ

Go peep the first Street montage from our Canadian homies at YGT (Matt Macleod / FNF ) ... you already know its gon be steezed out go show some love..


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

When being out here goes wrong....

WATC jus so happened to be at a Lil St Louis video shoot the other night. All of a sudden mufuckas started fightin for no reason.. Good thing we came prepared to document the lifeSTyLe.. Pulled the camera out and got all the footage


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Ceasar Rosado... Frontside Flippin

The homie from the Bay jus dropped this clip.. shit is swagged out

nothing else to say besides....................

WE OUT HERE


Friday, December 2, 2011

Out Skating

Co$$ - Before I Awoke

New Album from westcoast rapper Co$$ dropped not to long ago and is definitely a must have... Check out the title track...

 Co$$ - Before I Awoke (No Rest)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Stay On Tha Grind







Jared - Crooks

Chris - fakie tallslide

Frank - Kickflip









bobby nose manny sequence low res
Bobby Taylor - Nose manny around the city


Charles nollie 180 5-0
Charles - Nollie 180 nose grind revert

Chris gap nose slide
Chris P - Gap to Noseslide

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Street Life








Larry LaMar-frontside board somewhere in downtown Chicago

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Piff Apparel

The homie Brandon got a new line of t-shirts to keep you fresh in these streets. Piff Apparel! Reppin tha lifestyle of stoners nation wide son. If you see Brandon in the streets of Belleville or STL hit him up for a shirt (I think he charge 12) go like my nigga's facebook page too



Wussler Wednesdays


Monday, November 7, 2011

YOU GOT THAT


The homie Matt Macleod got a new blog on the streets and its poppin son! Go show some love to YOU GOT THAT




Luke Connor - Back Lip, Switch Front Crook and Back to Regs photo by Matt MacLeod

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Subway Skating

This is video is Classic. Comin from a nigga that hops trains every day, watchin this got me hella amped to try it.. lmao.. Enjoy


Update from Jabari via text

Friday, October 7, 2011

Life Is Short.... So LIVE

This story is mad inspirational. Found this via facebook from a post by Marquis King (tc mixtapes) ... This is his homie. Apparently this was on the Berrics at some point (haven't been on the Berrics much since hellaclips launched) however, this is still an amazing story. Watch this video, and then apply it to your life. All them times yall be on facebook bitchin about dumb ass shit.. when really, you should be thankful to be alive. Shit like this happens on the regular in the city, people get killed left and right and the cops could care less. This dude was lucky enough to survive and is still out here skatin. If you don't grind you don't shine.
WATC 4 LIFE


Friday, September 23, 2011

Screwed Arts

Shoutsout to the Homie Chris Burch...Doin his thang with the art.. This is a time lapse of a 10 day process. Dope shit
WE OUT HERE

Screwed Rapids Time Lapse from ScrewedArts on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

FreEP - Nasye Westobar


I have been straight sitting here with a pile of mixtapes that have been collecting dust on my hard drive for the last 5 months....Yeah, Yeah, I know I'm hella late with it. 

But it's the thought that counts right?

So first up from the backburner is this dope Nasye Westobar Mixtape. This is a dope collection of "Smash Ups" from two of Hip-Hop's most notable artists done by DJ Lennox for your listening pleasure...don't sleep....  
 




Spice 1 - Faces Of A Desperate Man

Classic Westcoast G-Funk...





---> Direct Link

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Out Here with Bobby Taylor

Out Here with Bobby Taylor



So you been in these streets for a long time, what first inspired you to skate and why?

 Man, what inspired me to skate; that is a hard question. To be honest, I think I started skating because everybody was getting into it around me. SKATE TV, ya dig, lol. Before my friends and I started skating, we used to ride bikes. We all would just try to wheelie as far as we could and jump these dirt ramps in front of Nipher Middle School. I was inspired by a local guy, Jimmy SixKilla. Supposedly, SixKilla, had a few sponsors and was getting coverage in some magazines. Legend has it that one day while SixKilla was riding home, his front tire blew out. Jimmy Six then decided to just wheelie the entire way home, like a hundred miles up and down mountains, lol. But naw, for some reason everybody just started skateboarding. And, once I got my first professional skateboard, I developed a passion for it, been out here, ya dig.



Describe one thing you would like to see evolve in your local scene?

Just see all of the different scenes  come together; hip hop, skating, breaking, hardcore, dub, and all the other subgroups. To me, all these subgroups are all one in the same.

What music gets you amped to skate?

This is a hard question. I often go through phases where I listen to commercial rap. Then, I wake up and realize that they're not talking about anything, so I switch to conscious hip hop.Then, when I’m tired of these fools preaching, I switch to jazz, so I can just hear instrumentals and not individuals verbalizing thoughts/ideas from their perspectives. Usually, when I start listening to jazz, I start to realize I need to focus on my own thoughts to get a clearer understanding of who I am and where I’m trying to go.

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Sequence by Andy Wissman @ Radone 
Do you have any other passions besides skateboarding?

Yeah, when it rains I love to play pool, also I like playing ping-pong. I would not say ping-pong is one of my passions but it is super fun…if anybody thinks they can beat me in ping-pong (JACK D.) I am down for the challenge…lol…

What's one thing skateboarding has taught you about life?

If you really want something in life, you have to work for it.

So why did you quit skating and what are some of the reason you decided to start back skating?

Man, I quit skating around the age of 18. This is kinda of funny if you think about it because normally people tend to quit between the ages of 16 to 18 because of various reason like women, money, education, or drugs. I guess, I wasn’t exempt from those reasons either. 

Partying, dropping out of high school,  knee injury, and a few other events lead me to ultimately decide to put skateboarding in the back of my mind for a while. For me, quitting skateboarding was a devastating event. My first question was what do people do every day? I still have not figured that question out…So, after I finished up my school stuff…and had a little money in my pocket, I decided to get back on the board.
 Bobby Taylor-switch tailslide @ kingshighway. Photo by Worful

So, you were a former skate goon now a nuclear engineer. What's the difference in the lifestyles and which would you prefer?

This is also a hard question. I used to separate the two, meaning career and passion, but the more I think about it, they both complement each other to form my lifestyle. Being a skateboarder allows me to have a reason after work and to wake up early on my off days to explore the city, looking for new obstacles, encounter new people from all different walks of life, enjoying the day conversing and people watching with the homies.

 Just surfing around the city, I have realized that discovering the art of land surfing, in some way, has allowed me to make sense of my existence on this earth.
Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial. Photo by Pettaway

I’m not trying to get all philosophical, but just stating my purpose. I believe in life is to actually get out the house and to LIVE, meaning to not get engulfed by external distractions such as TV (i.e., reality television - why watch another persons reality when you can create your own?…just a simple question. I don’t have any time or desire to watch anyone elses reality), internet, and meaningless activities (on some other ish, ya dig) which I will probably regret the next day.

Bobby Taylor-Frontside Heelflip @ perryville. Photo by Worful


Now, my career provides a sense of security and challenges my analytical and problem solving skills. To be honest, I have skated so long that skating everyday gets old to me, so having a job which challenges me intellectually is like taking a brief vacation during the week and then when the weekend rolls around again I am back to cruisin around the city doing what I love. All in all, my career and passion both add a positive meaning to my existence.


You are one of the originators of WATC, what does "we are the city" mean to you?

IF YOU DONT GRIND YOU DONT SHINE