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To celebrate their new British soccer venture, NBC Sports recently shot a hilarious spot with comedian Jason Sudeikis. The hysterical piece features the funnyman playing the role of an American (Southern) football coach that gets transplanted to England to lead a European football club, aka soccer team. The laughs fly when the ignorant coach can’t seem to be able discern between the gridiron and soccer field. And even when he does, his American egocentricity continues to bull him along. Genius!
The media and critics can bash the history of inner city poverty and violence in Compton, Los Angeles all they want. We say this because unbeknownst to them (and us, until recently) a very unique Cricket league has helped heal the wounds of the distraught community. The following Grantland narrative documents how the sport got introduced to a very hopeful group of men, who in turn, transformed the negative effects of their environments into profound opportunity.
California born skateboarder Mikey Taylor grew up during a time when the past time wasn’t looked at with as much regard and positive attention as it is today. Having come full circle in his journey, the newfound part business owner of Saint Archer Brewery (San Diego, California) explains his involvement with the project and how a lifetime of riding has now led him to this new chapter. From fatherhood to entrepreneurship, the poetic spokesman paints a philosophical picture about how endeavors like skateboarding, beer, and even family are ultimately “bigger than just us.”
Legendary NYC artist Futura 2000 has globetrotted the world twice over. Though renowned, by those in the art world, for his contemporary art as much as his progressive graffiti, Lenny McGurr is still somewhat of an enigma to some fans and newcomers. The following video explores his latest trip down to Mexico to paint a mural with a local artist collective. While there he also sat down for an interview that explains a bit of his foray into things outside of the “Futura” persona, which, quite frankly, as he proclaims, “…is just as interesting as the celebrity.”
New York Citybased skateboard brand, UXA presents a new short that highlights some of their current collection. The dramatic short features Eli Reed street skating his way out of Big Apple style trouble all while The Beastie Boys and Kanye West blare over the action. There’s even a hippie jump over an NYPD car hood! Illest skate short we’ve seen in a minute!
While continuing to make his crowd sourcing rounds, director Spike Lee takes a moment to reveal his list of 87 mustsee movies (modern and classic) for film students. Some of the mentions include: The Godfather, Vertigo, City Of Gods, Midnight Cowboy, Boyz n the Hood, District 9, and The Wizard of Oz. Check out Lee’s actual video regard the list and the entire catalog down below!
As worldrenowned DJ, Diplo, and the Major Lazer crew prepare for their forthcoming world tour, the animated “Major” dusts off his cybernetic gun and space board to get back into gear with a teaser. The Golden Wolfproduced short depicts a postapocalyptic universe where only Major Lazer’s style of brute justice can save the day.
Odd Future’s Tyler The Creator usually gets written off as a jerk or antagonizing jokester, but a recent interview in Italy continues to reveal his mistaken identity. While folks are too busy pegging him for his slurs and profanity, Tyler’s actually busy building his repertoire in music and business. It’s obvious, that underneath the shock value, the visionary is just a passionate kid who’s serious about his craft(s).
Experiments In Speed is a phenomenally wellshot short about British bike welder and Donhou Bicycles. Directed by Greg Hackett, the narrative follows on their journey to push the limits to how fast their custom single speed bicycle can go. Piecing together the ingenuity of custom star and the help of an automobile eventually shows the potential at which the bicycle can travel. And still, it can go faster as an indoor test reveals the ability to reach a speed of 102 MPH. The ultimate goal is to one day acquire that or higher on the road.
Visual artist David Choe and photographer Estevan Oriol recently joined forces on a trip to wartorn Afghanistan. Needless to say the two gentlemen, renowned for their sense of adventure and risk, made excellent use of their time travelling together. The result is featured in the latest issue of Juxtapoz magazine.