Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Way Of Life

While on the grind yesterday, we managed to get some Rare Photos

Don't know this dudes name.. but he showed up at the spot and was throwin all tricks down this set. This was a clean ass tre bomb

Larry - Crooks

Brandon - Ollie

Brandon - 5-0

Smoker's Emporium - Buckwhead

shoutout to @DJKaseOne for the track

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Big Pauly just dropped this in the inbox...check it out....


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

City Update Pt. 4

More Photos to come... This is that sequence I mentioned last week.
Brandon Cole - Kickflip

Brandon Kickflip

This is a classic song... I remember hearing this when I first started skating..

Monday, March 28, 2011

City Update Pt. 3 (Blowin Up The Spot)

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!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Out Here with Jabari Pendelton

Out Here with Jabari Pendelton
skateboarding is my life

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.

Jabari Pendelton-kickflip

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

Thursday, March 24, 2011

City Update - Pt. 2 (Still Out Here)

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

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Poetry/Art:Amiri Baraka's "Something In The Way Of Things (In Town)"

City Update - Chicago

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

Brandon- 5-0

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

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dane Vaughn

This was sent to our group on facebook.. pretty dope part.
Shoutsout to Dane Vaughn / Hustle Skateboards

Dane Vaughn from Trevor Morgan on Vimeo.

George Jadelrab

The homie George sent this to us. Dope ass sequence of him doing a switch tail at 3rd and Army.


Documenting the lifeSTyLE with SuspiciousVM issue1

SuspiciousVM issue1

 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

Monday, March 21, 2011

DJ Aladdin - #Rare #Unreleased Style

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

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Twitter Love

The homies @futuresk8rs just pumped our montage and blog here WATC WE OUT HERE

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tiombe Lockhart - California Dreaming

Maaaannnnnn! Mother nature did it again.

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....

Monday, March 14, 2011

Esther Cortinas Skateboarding

This Was Sent To Us On Twitter. Esther Cortinas From Bakersfield, CA. Rippin it up with Steez. WATC4LIFE!

Also If You Are On Twitter, Hit Us Up @WATC4LIFE

Shoutsout to @myestherface

Friday, March 11, 2011


In 40 minutes, tickets for Talib Kweli at Pop's on  4/19 go on sale. 

Show at 7.
18$ now
20$ at door (HA). 

And A Nother Gumbo Mix....South with Mitts

And A Nother Gumbo Mix....South with Mitts

The City+Gumbo Mix+Rice=Quick Edit

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Out The Kitchen-Tef Poe


All My Life - 'Ivan Ives'

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 naysayers that, 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
Right? NO!
Get up and get YOURS!"
- Ivan Ives

Russian born Emcee, 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.

Ivan Ives - Myspace Page
Ivan Ives - Facebook
Ivan Ives' No Threshold Records - Youtube Channel

Monday, March 7, 2011

Double Vision

Shouts out to Guy & BeefTruck Mag for the Photo.. Jabari and Jared, back to back ollies over the barrier.


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Do Work Son

Check out the homie Jeff Rasp goin' in on this rainbow rail.....
if you dont grind, you dont shine


Wednesday, March 2, 2011


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