Here’s a more soulful rendition of Dennis Busenitz’s Since Day One part (that seemed to have worked for S.F. videos in thepast.) Real is also holding a poll over on their Facebook page for the next and maybe last part from Since Day One that you would like to see edited to “Cashing Out” (kidding) remixed by Quartersnacks. Democracy only works when people participate, so go over there and vote, because you guys all blew it on the voting for the Fred Gall thing and let the kids win.
Still holding it down for all the tall tee wearers out there.
We’re going to be dropping another QS Since Day One remix in the next week, week-and-a-half. A New York skate site is going to try and make a San Francisco skate part (sorry, no KRS-One.) We’ll see how that one goes. Busenitz skated to a song that was in an older Baker video in Since Day One, plus him and Brandon Westgate are probably the only people who take pushes while doing lines down hills (always a plus), so a remix to his part seemed like a natural choice. (Taking a break from the trap rap this time around.) Expect some extra unseen b-side footage thrown in there.
On a completely unrelated note: Remember how this time, three years ago, Gucci Mane got out of jail, dropped The Writing on the Wall, and spent the next nine months making an undisputed case for “Best Rapper Alive” status circa 2009 until going back to jail (four or five times), and eventually getting an ice cream cone tattooed on his face, which may or may not have affected his overall rapping ability? It’s an embarrassing tragedy how this site has only used one song from The Writing on the Wall, and that entire tour de force of a 2009 as the soundtrack for a video clip. But yeah, Memorial Day weekend / “Start of Summer” clip up tomorrow morning, like Gucci Mane’s new mixtape. It won’t be as good as the one from 2009 (embedded below), also like Gucci Mane’s new mixtape.
Gucci Mane in 2009 > 2Pac + Mariano in Mouse + Frank Sinatra + Fabo of D4L.
It’s great to have south Jersey/Philly-based skaters going pro for major companies these days. It was also great to have Philly rappers (or at least one) resurface to national prominence last year. Considering skateboarding and rap are the two dominant concerns of this website, it should come as no surprise that the first re-edit of 2012 merges Real’s latest pro teamrider, Ishod Wair, with the Maybach Music Group’s latest pro teamrider, Meek Mill. Meek Mill saved the late-summer/early-fall of 2011, by drowning out the sound of people playing that lame collaborative album by those two boring rich guys with his repeated proclamations of being a boss. For that, we salute him and Ishod (another boss) with this remix.
Sometime in the near future, we’ll devise a non-rap re-edit for a change of pace. They just have to come back full swing by the summer though. Dreamchasers 2 should be out by then. We’re still going to be stretching 4:3 and mixing HD with SD, don’t worry…
…will be from one of the bigger videos of 2011. Ever since the Alien one, a handful of people assumed that every major video would receive an obnoxious QS remix treatment, despite the fact we’ve only touched two of the five thousand videos released between spring 2009 and today (three partsfrom Emerica’sStay Gold and the extras to Since Day One.) The next one is in honor of Ishod Wair turning pro last month. It’s great to see South Jersey/Philly (well, northeast in general) kids get on the national radar and their names on boards from respected companies. With the amount of insane skating going on these days, too many of them often live as local/YouTube legends, or as “that kid who did such-and-such down *insert a famous east coast spot.*” Congratulations to Ishod for achieving a much-deserved pro status.
Not that there was anything wrong with the James Brown staple used in the original part, but we had to switch it to be a bit more absurd than most skate videos tend to go these days. Teaser below. Our remix drops on Friday, January 27th. That way, you can go skate all day, and do the whole “Ciroc boys” thing all night.
Here’s one for for all those fretting about Since Day One only utilizing the most visible post-millenial Too Short song: a re-edit of a small chunk of the video via the DVD extras, set to nothing but Too Short (and Ant Banks) songs from the nineties. There was originally a much more insane concept proposed for this particular video by our creative directors, possibly involving the fabled Tiesto edit that everyone is waiting for…Instead, we called Ant Banks to see what’s up, and given that this site does not often utilize music from the west coast (exceptionshere), despite not really having any sort of bias against it, it became a golden opportunity to make up for lost time. So here you go, the Bay’s most legendary skateboard company coupled with its most iconic poet: Vimeo, YouTube.
Be sure to give your Since Day One DVD a whirl if you haven’t revisited it recently (in hindsight, Ramondetta probably has the best part…not sure what the message board consensus on that one was upon release.) Also, give your Baby Steps DVD a watch if you’re lucky enough to own one. Its credits song is “Just Another Day” and it all-around has one of the best soundtracks ever. Holler at the homeboy Gary Payton after you’re done.