The first video in the five-part skate series “Back to the Boroughs” launched today, kicking things off with homage paid to Brooklyn, NY. Brooklyn is a wonderful city with a deep rich history that goes way, way back to I987 when the Beastie Boys’ No Sleep Till Brooklyn was released. And before that, who knows what went on there. All I know is that today, it’s a mega, gentrified, hub of NYC under the care of hipsters and THUGS. Brooklyn is also the name of many kids around the world, thanks to the BECKHAMS. Naming your child after a city is one of the biggest honors you can give them considering some of the most influential, elegant, and graceful celebrities in Hollywood are named after a city.
First of all, Brooklyn isn’t the only baby out there named after a NYC borough. PETE WENTZ and lip syncing ASHLEE SIMPSON named their son after the Bronx, which in my opinion is just a rip off of Brookyln because Pete probably has a crush on Posh Spice. And possibly DAVID as well.
PARIS HILTON is probably the most famous person on earth named after a city. But I don’t consider her to be named after the city of lights because there is nothing Parisian about her. She identifies more with PERRIS, CALIFORNIA where the murky waters bring SoCal’s brightest and toughest BROS around.
DALLAS RAINES may not be the most popular person to you people outside Los Angeles, but he’s one of the most famous TV personalities to us Angelinos. For years, we have been blessed to have someone with such a radiant COMPLEXION bring us the weather forecast. But don’t get him mixed up with an inhabitant of the valley because he’s 100% Hollywood.
I’ve been the biggest fan of CHYNA going back to her wrestling days with the WWE. I still haven’t been able to see her big screen debut, One Night In Chyna because I was too young to see it when it came out, and I believe it is only in very limited video release. Her physique alone demands your undivided attention. Her ACTING is on some next level prowess; like a Marlon Brando or JONATHAN TAYLOR THOMAS.
So as you can see, Brooklyn is pretty special and I’m happy to introduce to you the city of Brooklyn in the eyes of Tulio de Oliveira, Carlos Zarazua, Mike Franklin and Cody Davis who skate and explore the endless possibilities the borough has to offer. Filmed by James Buchmann, music is “El Machete” by Antibalas. Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we continue the countdown, and tribute to the New York City skate scene. Next up: The Bronx…