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Is there any way to start conjuring up royalty money from trivia questions? Do Jeopardy subjects get hit off with a modest check to reward them for providing content for the show through their existence? Probably not, but it is the second mention this year for us in a trivia atmosphere, so it’s kind of cool. (First one was here.)

Having this set-up in your back yard is a sure-fire way to guarantee that you will never have another dull moment for the remainder of your existence on this planet, and realistically speaking, it’s not even that elaborate compared to what people have in skateparks these days.

Barely news, but there is quite literally nothing to skate at Hoboken Ledges anymore. Not that it actually matters, but this is being posted for nostalgia reasons more than anything. Or if you had some bizarre plan to go all the way to Hoboken in order to skate the fountain gap, which has been fenced off for some time, but now looks like it is fully to-be torn from the ground.

Did you know that “Kick Push” is the sixth-greatest Chicago rap song of all time?

Spotted a link to this Swedish montage on the incoming links to Quartersnacks. Even though the skating and spots are pretty cool (and Quartersnacks supports the majority of things related to Scandinavia), it deserves mention mostly because by watching it, you will learn that there are dudes out in Sweden making “Hard in the Paint” remixes. Not like the aforementioned electro remixes either, we’re talking Swedish rap here. Over Lex Luger beats… Yeah…

As the iPad and all that shit is (supposedly) changing print media, old-fashioned zines seem to be less on paper, and more digitized. Skate Jawn is an online skate zine that is laid out slideshow style, just as if it were to be paper. It features a bunch of content from people still keeping Philadelphia skateboarding alive, a Mike Maldonado appearance, and some solid photography.

That rail looks pretty mellow… Not like it might as well be vertical or anything…

Saving the best for last, and knowing that going a few months without some Quim Cardona content is never a good thing, you should check out the recently unearthed Quim and Mike Cardona 411 “Wheels of Fortune” segment. This guy is one of the most endlessly entertaining skateboarders ever, crazy style and all. It’s great to see he’s still killing it to this day. I’m sure that Manolo dude gets all sort of requests, but the world definitely needs a Quim mixtape from him. Both the above photo, and the clip were spotted at the Domestics blog, which maintained by the one and only, Jersey Dave. “Down with the hip-hop.”

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4 Comments

  1. I hope you’re not taking that bullshit list that complex has seriously. Not saying that I know everything about Chicago hip-hop but I know that list is bullshit. That list is clearly made by someone who does not live in Chicago. Before I clicked on number one I was like “their going to say I used to love H.E.R.” Half the list was kanye’s first album and Lupe’s weak songs not even his hard shit.

  2. Those Complex lists are sometimes a lot of fun, but by no means am I insinuating that they are authoritative guides on anything, aside from maybe the Tunnel one. And yes, I acknowledge that they must strike a balance between being accessible, and knowledgable, which is why a “safe” song like that would be #1.

    The only reason that link was in this post is because 1) It’s amazing that a song as awful as that one is making its way to any “greatest” list five years after release. 2) It is about what some retard thinks skateboarding is, and we all had to listen to hood kids yell “Yo! Kick push!” after they got bored of “Tony Hawk!” and before they started asking us if we’re filming “for dat show Scarred.”

    And the dude who did that list does the Fake Shore Drive blog, which is a fairly authoritative Chicago rap resource, but like I said, he had to make it accessible to a wide audience and not a matter of strict preference e.g. I couldn’t make a greatest New York skate video parts list and have Ben Nazario and Alex Mosley in the Watermelon Video be #1 without pissing people off.

  3. What the fuck are they mentioning Da Brat and all that other bullshit for? Yo fuck Common after he lost his Sense. He hasn’t done shit since the Res. Only one Rhymefest track? Get the fuck out of here.
    At least they had enough sense to put in ECilla and NO ID, but no mention of Vahkill, Mental Giants, or even Rubberroom.


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