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Music to Shred to: Spec Boogie – Bed-Stuy

25 February 2010, 07.35 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »


Spec Boogie is just one of my favorite emcees from Brooklyn. I’m saying, it’s all about reppin where you are from, and to put the title “Bed-Stuy” on it; you know it’s got to be official from the jump. But this one is going on the shred playlist next time I hit Mountian Creek, which isn’t to far from Bed-Stuy. Make you let Spec know you’re bumping this Spec Boogie on twitter

Von pea of Tanya Morgan on the beat, and visuals by Ali Santana


Hoods to Woods Foundation at Mountain Creek, NJ

23 February 2010, 06.30 | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 comments »

It was only four weeks ago when we started the Hoods to Woods program at Mountain Creek. Since then every Saturday a group of excited Teens from Brooklyn, Harlem and the Bronx were ready to take on something new and challenging. In just two sessions they picked it up! It’s amazing to see the progression from everyone. I have learned so much every weekend with Hoods to Woods Foundation, and I look forward to the sailing, camping, indoor rock climbing program this summer!


Major props to Bread Stuy for supporting us and donating hot cocoa and muffins in the morning


Warren of soloproject came out to support and encourage our teens. Niaomi and Cassandra are hooked!


The Twins Equan and Myquan are now Snowboarders from Bed-Stuy


Music to Shred to: Chip Fu Presents: Jungle Rock Jr. Stop Playing Mix tape

23 February 2010, 04.08 | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 comment »

Chip Fu drops a dope mixtape for you to bump floating through the pow or lapping in the terrain park. I’m saying this joint is HEAT with appearances from Del, Collie Budz, Phife, Nas, Pete Rock and others. Chip still spits that crazy rapid flow! Thank me later!

Download it here


Liberty Snowflex

22 February 2010, 09.25 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »

The 100 plus days of shredding lifestyle is no longer a dream. Our good friends across the pond in the UK have shown us what dry slope does for the sport, And Snowflex is going to change the game in urban centers. I went down to Liberty Snowflex Virginia in August and rode in 90 degree weather with the Humanity Snowboards team.  Next time I do that, I’ll take advice from Matt Lindenmuth and rock some board shorts instead of snowpants! The surface is so dope because you can make turns on it and it reacts to your edges just like snow.  The other cool thing about Snowflex is that it has four inches of padding so bailing isn’t that bad. If you’re from the ice coast, you’re going to love that! I’m going to push to get a Snowflex hill in Brooklyn someday.


video by Noah Carlson

::BLK OPS:: Fort Greene Park Night session

19 February 2010, 07.02 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »

Damn the Northeast has been getting some decent snowfall these days! When it dumps I have to hit Ft Greene with BLK OPS crew! Kind of bugged out to think that many years ago the park was a stomping ground for many beat downs, street organizations and a notorious Brooklyn stick up kid by the name of Kelvin Martin aka “50 Cent” when alive, 50 held up folks at gun point and was said that he was responsible for at least 30 homicides. Later on the rapper from Queens, Curtis Jackson aka “fiddy” would borrow his name. Every time I shred in that park I think about how much the hood has changed and I’m very grateful that I survived that era. Out of all the crazy things I’ve experienced on the streets of New York, I never thought I’d be Snowboarding in the hood, or even taking teens from my hood to the mountain. What I lived through is what motivates me to want to give back with Hoods to Woods. Each time I step on a board I count my blessings. REAL TALK

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50 chilling with Eric B & Rakim in the 80’s. Paid in Full possie was in effect in Brooklyn back then. RIP 50

A classic gang initiation scene from “The Education of Sonny Carson” was filmed in at the Prison Ship Martyrs tomb were we drop in.

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That was then, and this is now…

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We keep it so hood we bring Chinese take out to the session. Yo Gio, is that General Tso’s sun?!


Ran into this dude with a Burton Performer! Said he copped it 20 years ago. Back then I had no idea about Snowboarding.


nothing like finishing up with a nice cold one at Der Schwarze Kölner in Ft Greene!

Music to Shred to: Sadat X featuring Pete Rock – Turn it Up

04 February 2010, 20.22 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »


The homie and ::BLK OPS:: member Sadat X fires back with this Pete Rock produced track. This joint is guaranteed to get you  charged up on and off the hill. Hit Sadat X on twitter and let X know you’re bumping this while you ride.

Download “Turn it up”

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