#TBT on a Friday: Jahmal Williams 411 Commercial

April 11th, 2014 | 4:21 am | Time Capsule | 4 Comments

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Or is #FBF Flashback Friday still a #thing?

With “cherry” out, Static IV might be the last major video left to look forward to this year. (*Insert blurb about full-length videos not being what they used to be*) We all want to see a new Tierney or Aaron Herrington part, but Jahmal and Quim having sections is probably the most awaited aspect of the project, at least for the born pre-1990 skate nerd contingent. Anticipation for both has a bit of an east coast Pretty Sweet cloud around it, in that there’s an understanding this will likely be the last time we see a substantial batch of footage from these guys.

After watching Quim’s Overground Broadcasting part for the 100th time, a subsequent YouTube binge revealed his seldom-seen Adidas commercial that ran in 411 back in 1998. Everyone would rather forget what most major shoe companies’ first jab at a skate program in the nineties looked like, but Adidas kinda killed it with these commercials. They were shot on film and covered a pretty eclectic team (Paulo Diaz, Quim, Jahmal, Matt Beach.) Jahmal’s version somehow isn’t online, and we have a FQ one left over from last year’s “Lost Tapes” re-edit, so here it is below, uncut.

Though probably to a lesser extent than how Gino is “the Wu-Tang guy,” between this and his Eastern Exposure 3 part, Jahmal is sorta the Gil Scott-Heron guy. That’s why we subconsciously ended up using the most Gil Scott-Heron-sounding song not by Gil Scott-Heron in the aforementioned remix video.

Have a good weekend everyone. (70 degrees tomorrow!!!)

Previously: 5 Favorite Parts With Jahmal, Jahmal Williams: The Lost Tapes

Unrelated but important: New all-China Lucas Puig part on the TWS site. He does a nollie crook nollie varial flip out in it and it somehow looks awesome.

4 Comments

Comment by jak
  • French Wu-Tang…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW4PtgKDc1k

    April 11, 2014 @ 2:20 pm
  • Comment by Quigon
  • I remember seeing that Adidas commercial and then never seeing Adidas in skateshops like they just made commercials lmao. Til Mark pumped up their program.

    April 11, 2014 @ 9:20 pm
  • Comment by Quigon
  • wait not that one. They also had one that included the whole team and the nightime Jahmal Williams shots were in. But yeah those clips are dope Quims shits awesome.

    April 11, 2014 @ 9:26 pm
  • Comment by theillestthereeverwas
  • nate jones is the gil scott guy you idiot.

    April 18, 2014 @ 11:35 pm
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