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2848 Productions and BIGPAULYFILMS Present: BAYSICK, ZACH STOW, LAVAR MCBRIDE, BERNARDO BERNARD, CARLOS YOUNG, CAESAR ROSADO, NICK KLIEN, TY BROWN, STEPHEN SERRANO, LARRY REDMON, ADRIAN WILLIAMS AND MORE
Originally we were gonna skate this spot first and get some more tricks. When we first got there some mark ass dude parked his van right by this skate obstacle.. I guess he thought it was a loading ramp or something. So we came back and the lil homies were there blowin up the spot! It was like 10 lil homies practicing Indy grabs and shit. So once they got kicked out, we had like 20 minutes to skate it before I had to bounce to work.. and these photos are the outcome
Brandon Cole- Ollie
Brandon - Tre bomb!
Larry - Back 180
A dope song from Tyler The Creator of OFWGKTA.. If you skate and arent hip to these niggas kill yoself!
WATC:You been in these streetz for a long time….when and how
did you start skating?
Pendelton: Ive been skating all my life, I got my first board for my birthday from Target back in 87' or 88 ',I think. At this time, I never seen anybody skate before and i didnt know anybody who skated, but i knew i wanted a skateboard.I think I still had it when I met Bobby.
Skateboarding Is My Life
Back then we couldnt even ollie yet, just racing down Niphers and The Magic House's hills and crashin into each other. LOL, I dont know when I started skating for real like my first ollie.
Matt Miller and Jabari Pendelton in the Mission
Joe Herbert and Jabari Pendelton OUT HERE
WATC:Describe one thing that Skating has taught you about
Pendelton: I just look at life like skateboarding you have to try, you have to put some kind of effort towards what you want or nothing will happen. Falling on a trick is like failing in life but it doesnt hurt everytime and you will learn from it, get up and make it happen next time. And sometimes you suceed right away. I could go on for hours with metaphors and shit but I aint gonna bore you with that.
WATC:What does success mean to you?
Pendelton: Being able to do what you love and taking care of yourself and family all at the same time. Fuck loving what you do but cant take care of yourself, Im too old for that shit. LOL But fuck hating what you do just to ball out that'll just kill my spirit, trust me Ive been there. Jim Jones got that Balliiiiiiin shit from me. Ask about your boy back in the Lou. LOL.
WATC:What is an average day like in your life?
Pendelton: I either wake up dumb ass early or dumb ass late, roll a couple, turn the computer on and check out new music and footy. Then I get to the money and skating all day, thats all I know. Actually, lately Ive been in the studio with P.W. I broke my hand so Ive been taking it a lil easy on the board. Im solo alot so Im all over the place on some other shit .
Jabari Pendelton and Adrian Williams @ 3rd N Army
WATC: Also, what were some of the deciding factors which lead
you to relocate to SF?
Pendelton: When your born and raised somewhere you sometimes get stuck in your ways and your expected to be a certain person or act a certain way. When I started back skateboarding I still felt real insecure about it because of my childhood experiences, so I kept it a secret from everybody. I knew I had to move when I went skating for the second or third time and was faced with some ignorance while trying to enjoy myself in the CWE at the fountain. We were skating across a four way intersection and we had the right a way but this old skool with five bitch ass niggas in it hits a right and almost hits the homie. Then stops in the middle of the street and starts mean muggin us like we're in the wrong. Me being the only nigga out the whole group of course they single me out and I sware this nigga looked at me like I shot Tupac
Tupac and Jabari Pendelton...making classic hits..somewhere in the middle east..circa 94
and threw his beer all over me in broad day light in front of everybody, bad ass chicks and all. I just lost it and snapped, I was so upset I had tears in my eyes. I started running after the car holding my board in the air, they pulled off all scared but stopped again. Thats when I swung down and busted out the back of their window with the truck of my board. The window completely shattered with one hit and made the loudest sound, it sounded like a gunshot, they skirtted off so quick. Everybody in the nieghborhood was staring at me like WTF so we all skated back to our cars so quick and dipped out. All the homies were hella scared that they were gonna come back with guns, its funny cause that never crossed my mind. As I thought about it more, I realized how stupid that was of me, I couldve really hurt them or vise versa. That type of shit happened to me all the time(in STL) as a child and I used to just take it, so I just lost it, I have so much pinned up anger from my childhood I wouldve killed one of those niggas. And thats when I realized I needed a new environment, a new beginning, I felt like if I didnt that type of shit would just keep reoccurring in my life and would have to keep hiding a huge part of me from the world outside of skateboarding.
WATC:Thanks for doing this interview…I would like to ask you
what does the statement, “WE ARE THE CITY” mean to you?
Pendelton: I am the city, the city made me and I made this city so collectively we are the city ya feel me
Jabari Pendelton-swicth backtail @ 3rd N Army
WATC: Anybody you would like to thank? Pendelton: God & Mother STL & SFC Friends & Family, Ando at FTC, Daughters and Troy over at Gold Wheels, Tony over at Venture Trucks, Sean, Lumbo and Weston over at Diamond Supply Co. Tyronne over at LRG, Kent and Ian at Western Edition and Sean and Jimmy at DC And thank you for reading this
I told yall we got hella photos, this shit dont stop. We out here for life.
These are just a few from skatin over this bench with Brandon. Shit was ill.
Larry - Nose Bonk
Brandon - Kickflip **Be on the lookout, got a sequence of this dropping in the near future. WATC4LIFE
Dropping some fresh shit from the Musical Legend - Jimi Hendrix. Music would not be where its at today if it wasnt for him.. and you'd be surprised by how many people aren't familiar with his shit. Anyway, luckily for those idiots WATC is here to save their lives
First I want to apologize for the lack of photoz on my end. It be like that sometimes. It just got nice here (consistently at least) just a few weeks ago.. So a nigga had to re-learn tricks and all that shit. Went shredding with the homie Brandon Cole the other day.. got some dope pics. Lucky for you I got enough to fill up the week.. So with that being said, each day you will be blessed with some epic ass photoz. In case you didn't know ... WE OUT HERE
Fs Tail slide (this nigga was killin it)
Larry - Crooks to fakie
P.s. You know I had to hip yall to some fresh music. Check this out.. shit goes hard as fuck.. Kev Brown and Phonte from Little Brother
The STRANGE SUSPICIOUS WHITE Van with a crew of locals from STL decided to document their adventures at "The Grea Tones" music video shoot and skating at some pools located in the Midwest. Also, in this issue you will see skaters at ramp riders and KHVT(DIY skatepark located in STL).Be sure to look out for future issues brought to you by MENU Skateboards, Guano Wheels, W.A.T.C.,Show Me Pools, KHVT,and DEAF Skateboards.Documenting the LifeSTyLe....WE ARE THE CITY
It's 2011 and the DJ game is crazy, I'm talking intricate beat-juggles, really technical scratching, custom battle tracks, you name it, its being done. Well now lets take a step back and keep it 100%. Right now we're going to drop this raw footage of DJ Aladdin showcasing the rare and unreleased, "I Don't Give A Fuck Style". Take note new jacks, take note.
All jokes aside, don't get it twisted, DJ Aladdin is a true legend and innovator. One of the first DJ's to put the west coast on the map in the DJ world. Here is DJ Aladdin's DMC US Finals set; in better times...
"This is where it's at, taking that negative energy and turning it into positive energy" - DJ Aladdin
Weather was looking good, sunshine, warm weather, then...WHAM!...Freezing temperatures again. I woke up the other day to cold ass temperatures and sleet everywhere, with all this cold weather Sunny California is looking pretty good right now...
This song is dedicated to either some warmer weather or a west coast trip....
Spring, the season of rebirth, is coming on quick. That's right, we are well into 2011 and you better get started on those new years resolutions. Yeah, this cold winter that started last year is almost over and now spring is upon us.
It is time to come out of physical and mental dormancy and hit the streets on the good foot.
Being as that may, there are a lot of naysayersthat, if they could have their way, want to put a stop to your chances of epic success. I say fuck that!
As someone who's life endeavors have been mostly met with constructive criticism from others, that usually amounts to; "That's Impossible", "You can't do that", "It's undo-able" or "No one can do that", I can say that those responses usually come from people that have been brainwashed by society or are trying to make excuses for never going for their dreams and staying on a stagnant and pre-programmed life course.
However, the good thing is that we as human beings are not trains, the course of our lives are not rigid and unchangeable like oh so many railroad tracks...
"So you open them doors, and they hate when they see you get more; they say you really got to stick too what you know;
Get up and get YOURS!"
Russian bornEmcee, Ivan Ives, has been named as one of Rolling Stones Top 40 Artists to watch. Ivan Ives has released 4 albums; First Of The Month (2010), NEWSPEAK (2009), Iconoclast(2007), and Deus Ex Machina (2006). This track is from the most current album, First of The Month. Ivan Ives, who currently lives in Los Angeles CA, has worked and toured with several well known hip-hop artists. For our west coast readers, he has a show with RJD2 coming up May 7th in Eureka CA. You can check out his latest work and future tour dates on his pages located below.
Knowledge Wisdom and Understanding is a Cipher of Power; Equality with the Unification of All People and All Nations. This Divine Understanding of Reality will Show and Prove that we are the True and Living Gods and Goddess, by Civilizing our Consciousness with Virtues and Moral Concepts to Evolve Mentally, Physically, and Spiritually. Life is about Love Peace and Spiritual Development.~Jared Owens
Anotha day in the City...We Are the City..... Fakie Nose Grind