Skateboarding is the university of diversity -Pharrell Williamns
If you have an hour and 15 minutes to spare and you’re looking to learn a bit more about skateboard history, and specifically about it’s roots in hip hop culture, the streets of NYC, SF, Long Beach, Philly, L.A., in skaters of color, and so much more; then this lost documentary on hip hop & skateboarding “Concrete Jungle” (2009) just released on Youtube by Skaten DeStroy in two parts three days ago (Part One above & Part II below), then uploaded and published today at Jenkem in it’s entirety. This unique, rough cut of the previously unreleased documentary is stacked to the hilt with never-before-seen interviews, OG skate clips, as well as an endless sea of quotables from professional skaters, musicians (see above), and skate biz dudes. We’re definitely not suggesting that all this is a completed history by any means—but what does that even mean, really. . . ? Anyway, this is super badass and a must-watch for any true and self-respecting skate-junkie.