Today marks two years since Guru, the front man of the legendary hip-hop duo Gang Starr, died of a heart attack. Gang Starr’s songs are littered throughout skateboardvideos in the 1990s and had a huge influence on an array of artists from Wu-Tang and Jay-Z, to RJD2 and Christina Aguilera (Preemo has in fact produced a hit single for Christina). To pay homage to Guru and DJ Premier, check out Steve Olson’s part in Fulfill the Dream where he skates to “Above the Clouds”, the last big Gang Starr joint to blow before the duo split up in 1998.
We consider our customers the lifeblood of our operation, and every so often we ship to people who stand out. On this occasion, author, poet, and BuySkateShoes customer, Ryan Buynak, sent us a pleasant surprise in the form of original literature. I’m usually not one for poetry, but Buynak has a way of appealing to “people who don’t know sh*t about poetry”. We’ve been passing it around the office for about a week now and have enjoyed his random acts of poetry. Here’s a relavent excerpt from Buynak’s “Yo Quiero Mas Sangre.”
Yesterday marked the conclusion of our DC Shoes Roll Like Chris Cole contest! We are proud to announce our three winners:
1.) Marla Seagroves of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina
2.) Carrie Fehnel of Cordova, Tennessee
3.) Brandon Shiplet of Burkburnett, Texas
Congratulations guys! Marla, Carrie, and Brandon bought DC product from BuySkateShoes.com between November 23rd and yesterday, and were rewarded handsomely with one of three DC Chris Cole prize packages.
Now that you guys are “rolling like Chris Cole”, we expect to see all of your sponsor-me tapes on YouTube shortly after new years.
Filming this weekend? Get creative. SLAP Skateboard Magazine and Spitfire wants you to get “spooky, weird, gnarly, and tech”. Go out and film your crew decked in Halloween costumes for a chance to win a bunch of Spitfire swag. For more info and rules check out the SLAP site. We at buyskateshoes.com can’t wait to see the submissions for this…
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