When I was 12 years old, all that matter to me was skateboarding. It was my life, everything was related to it. I even thought I'd be in a Bones Brigade video one day. Our spot was the parking lot of a senior citizen house. As you can imagine, that was not the perfect hang out area for a bunch of misfits peacefully making noise, plus not much to skate either beside a little border to grind on and a wall to jump from. But we were there everyday. We'd usually get kicked out at some point, but we always came back. Through the older kids in our little skate crew, I discovered Hip Hop and it became the soundtrack to my daily activity. For some reason, we never got into Punk Rock as much, even thought it was in all the skate videos we were watching. I remember us wanting to make videos of us with Hip Hop playing in the background instead, but we didn't have access to a camera video or any of the tools needed, that was 92. Anyway. Here're the 5 albums that marked that era in my life and are still being played regularly in the lab or in my headphone.
- Fear of a Black Planet by Public Enemy
- 3 Feet High and Rising by De La Soul
- The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest
- Authentik by NTM
- De la Planete Mars by IAM