Any year where Kelly Rowland, some guy named Y.C., and Tyga have the best songs is a weird year…

Can’t forget about the greatest song ever made by three people that kinda suck.

After the “Best of 2011” video, this is probably the best thing to be on the site all year.

And 2011, perhaps more than any other year, proved that sk8ers don’t hit da club enough. The best is someone referring to “Racks” as “frat boy music.” Shout out to the guy with the “QS TIL WE OD” comment. Case in point:

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$700 decks, etc.

Hard to chalk this up as anything short of a regrettable decision.

Unless it is to be used for boasting purposes, i.e. “I bought the Phantom just to say it’s black / I bought the Phantom just to take a nap.

“I bought the Richard Prince deck just to do some tricks / I bought the Richard Prince deck just to do some flips.”

4th of July Links

‘We had three garbage bags full of fireworks. We got through one before the cops showed up.’ — Sweet Waste AKA Black Boy White Boy

We’ve been optimistic about the possibility of Brick Squad Skateboards for a minute now. Birdman beat Gucci to the punch (clearly, it’s difficult to start a skateboard imprint from jail), and dropped a line of YMCMB decks. It would be interesting to know which board production house got hit off with the order on these, and if they got paid with the title to a 2008 Escalade, or sexual favors from a Nicki Minaj stunt double.

This spot was pretty cool when it was around. What the hell did they expect when they built it, a crowd of sunbathers?

Bring back Big Apple Skate.

A.skate, a foundation dedicated to teaching kids with autism how to skateboard, is looking for volunteers to help with a clinic at House of Vans next Sunday (July 10) from 12 to 4 P.M. Register on their website and contribute to a great cause.

In the event that you were looking for a safe bet, low-bust ledge spot in Midtown, you should know that Breezy Ledges is under scaffolding, and temporarily unskateable. On the opposite end of things, has anyone skated Paine Webber in 2011 yet? They have some Indian security guard there now who takes his job way too seriously. Security agencies really need to sit these dudes down and go, “Listen, your sole function is to kick out skateboarders, you’re not saving people’s lives here.”

Not to advocate criminal and ignorant behavior, but skateboarders could hypothetically adopt this method to further our cause in successfully skating two-second busts like the Fuji building, the Fifth Avenue Apple store, Lincoln Center, etc. Turn every spot into an overcrowded skatepark until the riot police show up.

One of skateboarding’s greatest party parts…Brad Johnson in Western Edition’s Did It video. The sort of part you put on before you go skate knowing you’re gonna hit da club after you get your trick. More people need to do frontside 5-0 front shove outs. (Switch and regular.)

“In your white tee shirt or a three piece suit…It don’t matter what you wear, all that matters is who you with.”

Some bootleggers out in Singapore made a fake Supreme shirt with Ty on it. They didn’t try too hard to pass it off as real.

T-Bird came through with a 4th of July dance mix for you to get buck to.

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Like everyone else, we gave up on Myspace in 2006, but thank you to everyone who helped us reach 2,000 fans on Facebook. Now on to 3,000. Even bigger thanks if you follow us on Twitter too.

Brandon Westgate “On My Way To Mars” Re-Edit

When I was in California, some kids asked me what we listen to in New York. I said ‘Racks on Racks’ and Lady Gaga.” — Matthew Mooney

As current and trendsetting as New York is made out to be, we are perpetually late on terrestrial “urban radio” hits. This phenomenon explains why “O Lets Do It” was a fall 2009 hit for below the Mason-Dixon, and only a spring 2010 hit for New York, or “Make It Rain” being a fall 2010 strip club anthem for the south, and our gentlemen’s cabarets not receiving notice of its popularity until winter 2011. (Note: Boston might be even more behind — they were still playing “Stunt 101” on the radio in 2009.)

With summer 2011 being four days away, the office was in panic mode regarding how best to utilize Future and YC’s springtime hit / tribute to the Federal Reserve, “Racks,” before it becomes a “throwback.” Having no footage of our own, we began considering the re-edit route. Though Emerica’s brand aesthetic doesn’t quite go with YC and Future’s imagery, we noticed that Quartersnacks’ parent company, Trap Stars Entertainment actually sponsored Westgate’s large gap-to-bank ollie midway into his B-sides. So, proceeding with this project kind of began to make sense, at least to us. Either way, you’re not on the right website if you’re looking for edits that make sense (Consult previous editions: Andrew Reynolds & Bryan Herman.) The non-sensical rap edits seem to be picking up steam, so feel free to refer to us as pioneers down the line.

Alternate YouTube Link: Keisha, Pam, and Nikki

The next challenge will be figuring out what the summer 2011 anthem will be. Let us all pray that it is not “I’m On One.” We have been covering the development of seasonal anthems on Twitter, and will continue to do so.

Previously: 10 Most Disturbing Frames From Brandon Westgate’s Stay Gold part