Tomorrow is never promised
Rain drizzle from the heavy clouds falling
Magazine stand cover page, people ballin
No umbrellas never really needed shade
I just take it how it is, never could predict a day
How do you start your day?
Get up, make a cup of tea, maybe a coffee depends on how I’m going stay awake in the morning. Have a cigarette, call up some people, go skating, go by the palace office, go by supreme and probably go to Southbanks.
What music gets you hyped?
I usually play some music really loud in the morning. Like Madlib’s Medicine Shows. Do you know that? Yeah, this Series is dope. I met him the other night. He seems to be a cool cat and definitely on some other level.
Favourite punchline or phrase?
I always say to people: “Just remember, that you never knew in the first place” I made that one up. Another one is: “Tomorrow Is never promised”.
What was your input to the Supra Lucien Quattro?
They gave me 100% control of it. I designed everything from the sole to the end of the shoe laces, which are made of metal, so there hanging off it. Around the lacing part and on the heel I picked a really bright 3M material, so it looks sick and lights up at night when you’re filming a line. It’s a simple shoe in all black, with a soft suede, a slightly transparent sole and an eye on the details. It has my name on the tongue, PWBC on the lace lock and the insole has a hand drawn PWBC logo with a triangle which is also a Tattoo that I got ages ago.
Which musician or band should rock these ?
Anyone can wear them. There are pretty stealth and renegade, that’s how I like to describe them. I showed the sketches to A$AP Rocky and he liked ‘em..
Was Kareem Campbell and the whole Axion era an influence?
I just watched the whole thing with Drake Jones, Kareem Campbell, Richard Angelides and Joey Bast. It’s good to see them being recognized after all these years. Like Kareem Campbell and Drake Jones were my favorite Skater. There is hope in skateboarding man.
I grew up watching Blueprint “Waiting For the World”, Baker “2G”, Zero “Misled Youth”, Lordz “They Don’t Give A Fuck About Us” and then obviously all the Keenan Milton parts.
What comes harder for you? Landing a banging trick or a hot chick?
Man, I have a girl friend, but I say landing a hard trick is way harder.
What are your memories from growing up in Jamaica?
There are a lot of fun memories, but also bad ones. I was five and got attacked by six german shepherd dogs right before I left to New York. That was quite traumatic. I was aight in the end, but it was my fault. I was teasing the dog and then the little that I knew that the gate was open. I saw six fully grown dogs, when I looked back. I love the great memories of having family reunions. Every a couple years we have a family reunion either in Atlanta or in Jamaica.
Who should we look out for in the PWBC crew?
Oh hundreds, everybody is doing his thing. Blondey Mccoy is the youngest, just 18 and doing big things. Not just in skateboarding also his art and he’s got a line called Thames Clothing. Definitely watch out for that Mocca!
Pick a super power & why?
If I could have any power, I would pick the one, where you can touch someone and take their ability. You add their ability to your skills like a shopping card. I’d just nick everybody’s powers and keep ‘em. You would be invincible and unstoppable - the superpower man.
What’s your fave comedian to follow?
Jamal Smith. He is pretty funny on Instagram. And then obviously the Palace one, Lev put’s up the funniest quotes.
How was the Supra tour? Tom Penny?
The tour was really good. They’re all my favourite. Penny still kills it. He just cracks me up and I’m always smilin’ when I’m with him. He is a wise soul and very on point, even if he does’t seem like it.
Favorite “how the hell did I get there?” moment
Everybody went out that one night in Lyon. Erik (Ellington) and me lost everyone and tried to get to the hotel, but It was just a shit show. We started walking and got the worst cab driver, that took us to the complete wrong direction on other side of the city. We jumped out and didn’t pay the guy. We were pissed and so desperate to get back that we tried to break the locks of some bikes, but ended up finding the place. A twenty minuted distance took us a couple hours.
Supra, Palace, Worldstarhiphop, 50 cent, PWBC, Supreme, Venture,.. all my sponsors. Shout out to everybody who helped me along the way!
The main thing is to be yourself. Just skate and have fun. If you don’t have fun with it, you should quit.
photography by Chris Swainston