Drop Offs Volume 6942069

Before we let this year — let alone decade — go on any further, we felt it necessary to purge the office harddrives of any B-roll, raw files, extras, outtakes, etc. from the past ~18 months so we can lay the decade’s footage to rest.

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*Airhorn* — Drop Offs Volume 8

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After nearly a year-long hiatus, the award-winning* Quartersnacks Drop Offs series of extras, Matt Perez and B-sides has made its return.

The footage circuit of the minute-long IG video era has rendered the seasonal montage obsolete around the QS office. We have yet again been forced to lay-off our montage-editing staff in the face of technological advancement. The sessions that would otherwise yield clips for Start of Summer, End of Summer and Christmas Clip anthologies now have their footage condensed into Instagram clips, and thrown up only to be viewed, chewed and forgotten.

*Matt dropping his bagel in 2014 earned him a Cannes award for best short film.

No background music as usual. Songs are no different than skate tricks in 2017’s fickle attention economy, but as far as the past week is concerned, this is the most perfect song currently floating around the Baseshare universe.

Previously: Volume 7, Volume 6, Volume 5, Volume 4, Volume 3, Volume 2, Volume 1

Dre’s Tapes — Drop Offs Volume 7


Recently had the pleasure of sitting alongside Andre Page, legendary front shove-r and loving father to 75% of the people involved with this skateboarding media web institution, and going through his abundance of unorganized footage from the past spring. Light on the Matt Perez commentary, but a good bit of gems on there + some non-Dre extras. Who even uses real cameras anymore, yaknow?

Light on the music to play under the skate noise this time around, BUT recently got looped into an airport bar debate about who out there has taken a harder L than Meek Mill, and the only candidate was Ja Rule. Seems fair, except that with history being our greatest teacher, everyone knows Ja Rule’s value on today’s nostalgia circuit ended up running for way more than 50’s. Kinda hard to picture 2016’s budding tween Instagram models dancing to the Dreams and Nightmares intro by the time they’re old enough to use their real IDs, but Biebel diddd skate to both of them in parts, sooo maybe Meek Millothy has some good fortune headed his way.

Anyway, this one is basically a punchline at this point, but it got a lot of burn in the summer when he cut the braids, and we relaunched QS, which coincidentally, was six years ago last week. Jesus.

Previously: Volume 6, Volume 5, Volume 4, Volume 3, Volume 2, Volume 1

Winter Blues — Drop Offs Volume 6

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As we approach the coldest depths of winter (first full snowstorm is projected to touch down on Saturday), we dug back into the autumn months to uncover cutting room scraps bound put smiles on chapped faces. We’re not going to sit here and pretend that the last Christmas clip wasn’t a bit uneventful, but it’s hard to pin down a vibe you’ve been running for the past ten years when it’s sixty-three degrees outside in December. Not that we’re complaining anyway. Especially not now :(

Here’s some leftovers from those sessions, rife with Perez soundbytes :)

Also: To any out-of-town readers looking to make The Switch™ and move to New York to Make It™ this spring, keep in mind that the section between ~3:25-5:00 most adequately depicts what modern skateboarding south of 14th Street is like.

Gotta come clean here: Haven’t listened to Future once since the new Travie touched the LiveMixtapes homepage yesterday morning. Just as Music Money Magnums was more essential to getting the QS office through a shit winter 2011 than even the raging peak-Tity Boy run, 285 is smiles all around. Greatest and most consistent happy rap group in the history of happy rap — though this one has a bit more solemn moments than usual. Embedding “What’s Going On” for the Mannie Fresh on “Everybody Get Your Roll On” flow though…

Previously: Volume 5, Volume 4, Volume 3, Volume 2, Volume 1