Intro via Twitter [link] 10) Danijel Stankovic via “Neverwhere” part [link] 9) Manuel Shenck via IG [link] 8) Jacopo Carrozzi via “Stinky Trouble — Caracast” [link] 7) Gustav Tonnesen via IG [link] 6) Shin Sanbongi via IG [LINK] 5) Jack Kirk via Pass~Port & Vans’ “Fitzy Plaza” video [link] 4) Justin Drysen via “Welcome to Venture” part [link] 3) Jordan Thackeray via Don’t worry Gordo, the universe will get us there part [link] 2) Daan Van Der Linden via Anti-Hero’s “Implosionistic Tendencies: Auto Pilot” video [link] 1) Pablo Ramirez via GX1000 [link]
Gang Corp is an organically formed group of friends, born of their love for skating and curiosity for the world, and aided by social media — but not governed by it. Fort Greene native Naquan Rollings just released their second full-length video, Black Business, which is their best yet. We hit him up to try and get some insight into the ingredients and process behind Gang Corp doing what they do.
Where are you from, and how old are you?
I was born in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. I actually just moved — I live in East New York now. I’ve lived in Brooklyn my whole life. I turned 21 last September. I’m getting old super fast. I still feel like I’m 18.
When did you start skating?
That’s always a weird question that I can never really answer. I remember when I was around 10 years old, I had a board but didn’t take it seriously. If it wasn’t for my sister, I don’t know if I would’ve gotten into it. She’s 10 years older than me. When she was in school, she knew about Supreme and all that stuff. She kind of put me on, I guess you can say.
She always wanted a skateboard and my grandma ended up getting her one of those fake ones from Target. I would just ride around on it. I thought I was never gonna try all that trick shit, but I guess the more I was on it, the more I wanted to. I would start meeting people around Fort Greene who skated. I lived right across the street from the park, so anytime people came to skate it, I would hear it from my window, then would go outside and check it out.
Brian Delaney invites you to take a sip (maybe a shot if you’re bold) each time you see a backside tailslide in “Twice Around,” a somewhat new, somewhat recycled, somewhat not Eggs, somewhat mostly Eggs part from him, Alltimers and Lee Madden. A couple highlights are pulled from Lee’s past two projects, but given the speed at which everything moves through a feed these days, who’s really counting, we’re all friends here ;)
In literal shock that the Bos brothers — who have been making those great upstate New York videos — aren’t even American. They live in Canada! And drive into New York state all the time to film for their projects! Incredible. Anyway, TWS has an interview that we wish we did with Adam Bos about the process behind his video series, which has yielded some of the most rewatchableand unique projects going today. They also have the raw footy from Bos’ last one, “Wide Open.”
Bottom Shelf is a new full-length from Dylan Holderness and Evan Pacheco that’s about 60% New York / 40% L.A. footage, and definitely worth a Monday morning coffee watch. Probably the first footage of that barrier that’s been on Delancey for the past ~year? Hard to convey in footage, but that thing is basically sloped uphill…
Cooper Winterson made a lil’ Borough Hall x Grand Street Courts x Williamsburg Monument bro cam video entitled “Shidiot.”
Gino pushing! …via a two-minute video profile thing for his brand, Poets.
“Certainly the success of Kaarikoirat suggests that, rather than expensive, large-scale developments in the city centre like casinos and skyscrapers, it is micro-initiatives that offer smaller cities the best chance of catalysing a vibrant urban fabric and preventing brain drain.” The Guardian has an optimistic story about a D.I.Y. park in Finland’s third-largest city, which helped jolt some energy into the region’s youth culture.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: These playoffs have kinda been…okay? Or have the past few years been that way because we all basically know how it’s going to end. Kyrie with a magic trick, just because.
The nosegrind down a hubba with a board that doesn’t have a nose was probably the best trick in that Max Geronzi part, but it didn’t register until repeat viewings outside of office hours. Otherwise, this one is as all over the place as the last few. Nice to see new Frank footage though :)
Intro via the depths of the internet [link] 10) Guy Mariano via “Welcome to Thunder” commercial 9) Frank Gerwer via Anti-Hero’s “Implosionistic Tendencies: 28 MPH” video [link] 8) Manny Benitez via Andrew’s “Stranger That Paradise” video [link] 7) Elijah Odom via Andrew’s “Stranger That Paradise” video [link] 6) Ben Campbell via “SOVRN: FLÂNEURS” [link] 5) Kaue Cossa via Converse Brazil’s “Chuck Riders” video [link] 4) Justin Damer via “SOVRN: FLÂNEURS” [link] 3) Max Geronzi via “Back To The 80s” part [link] 2) Chris Athans via Northern Co’s “Thuggy” video [link] 1) Nassim Guammaz via Element’s Peace video [link]