“I went to a trade school in the 8th grade to try out a few potential careers that might be interesting. I was in a HVAC course and we all had to use the older guys’ work clothes, which was like a lab coat that doctors would wear. Well, when I put mine on, it was super big on me, so everyone started calling me ‘Dr. Z.’ It just kinda stuck. I wish it was a better story but there you go.” Zered Bassett sits down with The Chromeball Incident for a #longform, career-spanning interview.
Josh Stewart is a lunatic and put his body through another Static video. The trailer is live. (He promised it’s the last one.) Excited for that Jordan Trahan part.
Paul Young B.K.A. Hit You Off Management on the mix for the latest Bronze 56k Radio.
📝 Words by Zach Baker
Saturday morning — or afternoon, rather — I woke up in a Hyatt Regency on King Street in downtown Toronto. My forehead had a lump. At the foot of the bed were yesterday’s blood-soaked socks. I read texts through one eye as I tongued a chipped front tooth that I swore was perfectly fine a day ago.
As a family, we moved every couple of years because my dad was a college basketball coach. He was an agent for a second, then coached the Harlem Globetrotters for two years, went on to scout for the NBA for a while, and now, he’s an assistant coach for the NBA G-League Ignite, a team without a hometown, constructed to serve the NBA’s development league and currently stationed in Henderson, Nevada. They had the most picks out of any single organization at this year’s NBA Draft. It’s kinda cool and pretty weird.
When you hear Lenox has the fire wifi…
Naquan Rollings dropped a quick edit of his crew’s first session down the Brooklyn Banks 9. There are some beautiful pieces of flip trick #form in there.
Not even a few hours after it finished, the YouTubers compiled all the stories and Insta posts of the footage from the Hardies x Supreme event at 12th and A this past Saturday. Features obviously Tyshawn, but also Karim Callender, Troy Gipson, and Who Kid in the dunk tank.
Aaron Herrington and Lurker Lou hit the Staten Island flatbar park and more in the latest installment of Village Psychic’s “Lurking With Lou” series.
We remade the classic QS arch hats for the first time in a long time! Now available in the QS webstore 🛍 These are webstore only for now. Thank you for the support, as always ❤️ Photo by Jason Lecras.
It appears we have a clear frontrunner for a top slot on 2023’s year-end accolades: Zach Sayles uploaded Matt Militano’s part from Veil over the long weekend. Everything from cellar door wizardry (the wallride to slappy crook on the brick window-sill…) to extended Muni choreography to the physics-defying ender cements this one up there in contention with Curren, Mason, and… who else?
W O W: Solo interviewed Darude about “Sandstorm” and his feelings about it becoming the official anthem of the Dime Glory Challenge. He’s a skater! Truly is heartwarming when worlds harmoniously collide like this; it’s like Ed Bacon skating Love Park-level of beautiful.
Jaime Reyes at the Banks 9, via Thrasher‘s Banks retrospective from 2020 • 📷 Photo by Reda. Photo looks 2001ish?
The Blue Couch crew is back with a four-minute refresher edit featuring a solid batch of clips from Noe Horiwaki, Mecca Mshaka-Morris, Caleb Yuan, Zac Negron and Carlos Canter. Ender at the 125th Street banks is 🔥
Probably the heaviest Duplex edit to date: “Low Rent — Episode 2” is now live on Thrasher, with a hall of fame nollie backside flip from Jace that they don’t even save for the ender 😲
After a five-month hiatus and Lindsey Robertson’s Bagels long out of business, Bronze 56k has returned with a new radio mix.