Soulland meets Eric Koston for Nike SB. Follow Eric, Hjalte, Karsten, Hugo, Ville and Oski through Copenhagen’s streets.
Interview by Richard Massie
Age: 18, Grown.
Ethnicity: I’m black & white but I just say I’m black. If you wanna get into it, I’m Creole & Belizean.
Date of birth? October 27th
Where were you born? I’m not sure… Yeah, I don’t even know. I think my parents found me floating in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle.
Where’s home? 2nd Ave & 39th
What do you do for a living? I have fun on my skateboard.
Did you graduate high school? Uhh… Nope. I dropped out at the end of 11th grade.
How long have you been skateboarding? 8 years
Who are you sponsored by? Fucking Awesome, Nike, Supreme, Bones Bearings, Spitfire, and Thunder.
How did you start skateboarding? My uncle Coop gave me a skateboard one day. I don’t know how it happened but I just kept skating.
Who’s your favorite skater? Damn, I don’t know… Bruce Lee. He’s my hero.
What’s your favorite skate part? Grant Taylor’s part in Debacle.
What’s your go-to trick? Kickflips
Who’s your favorite people to skate with? Nakel, You, Mikey sometimes, not Blake (Laughs), LeAndre, Tyshawn, Jimi Britches & Jesse.
Where’s your favorite place to skate? The beach (Venice Skatepark)
What’s the best thing about being sponsored by Nike? Traveling for sure. And they send my family shoes so that’s cool.
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? Turn on the TV and kickit. If nobody hits me up by 10am I just got to the skatepark.
What did you have for breakfast today? Outdoor Grill at like 12 – I had a tri-tip sandwich with potato salad and baked beans.
No bev? I had full bev, yes. Passion fruit and guava juice.
What’s something you have to do every single day? Skate. Even if I’m not doings tricks, I at least get a few pushes in. I just gotta get out the house, I can’t be in the house all day.
If you could have any job in the world what would it be? I would be one of those people that travel and take pictures of animals for National Geographic.
What’s your favorite place that you’ve been to? Japan. Australia was pretty fun, oh and Gran Canaria in Spain.
What’s your favorite cartoon? Adventure Time
What’s your go-to choice at the ice cream truck? If they don’t got the Blizzard then I just get an ice cream sandwich.
Who’s your favorite Ninja Turtle? Michelangelo, he’s the best one. That’s me in Ninja Turtle form.
What’s your favorite cereal? Rice Krispies and put sugar in it. The most sugar! Frosted Flakes is where it’s at too. You can eat Frosted Flakes with no milk if you a real one.
More peanut butter or more jelly? Peanut butter. You gotta have a nice amount of jelly though.
What’s the last song you listened to? “Pleeze” by Dom Kennedy & Nipsey Hussle
How old were you when you lost your virginity? 14.
Damn, that’s kinda young… It was chill. I went to this girl’s house and all I could think about is how in movies their parents always walk in. I hit for a cool 10 minutes (Laughs) I was on, first try.
Do you have a girlfriend? Nah.
Why not? I just be doing too much to have a girlfriend. Like I could be anywhere… I could be on a remote island and find me a bad one but if I have a girlfriend then it’s all over. You never know, maybe one day.
Any plans for the summertime? Nigga, just be in the water as much as possible. Let’s go to Catalina! Are you wit that?
Duh, let’s do it.
Any last words? There are no last words nigga, not yet.