Cats, pigs and straight up shredding in Miami. Chocolate reps Elijah Berle, Raven Tershy, Stevie Perez, Vincent Alvarez, Jerry Hsu, Chico Brenes, Kenny Anderson and Aramis Hudson look like they had a nice time down there.
The 3rd installment of Chocolate Skateboards’ 20 year Epicly Later’d series sees Las Vegas ripper Kenny Anderson in the spotlight discussing his admiration for Brian Lotti as he grew up skating for Chris Miller’s Planet Earth. Marc Johnson‘s journey to the sweet side also makes up half of this episode with tales of the Chocolate Tour, Evan Hecox’ classic artwork and portrait graphics that still remain a huge part of Chocolate’s identity for two decades.
If you missed the first and second episodes from this must watch series from Vice, scroll down and take all of this history in.
Photography by Ben Larthe
As the Trunk Boyz were getting tattooed in an ink joint down the road and necking sake bombs, art was being hung in the Hoxton Hotel, hair was being pulled at the Richmix, and a steady wave of people from all corners of the country started to fill the cinema to see Pretty Sweet.
Despite the fact that the team riders were fresh off the plane from the US premiere, the overall vibe was chilled and the Girl fam were certainly hyped on bringing this to London. The film played, the tricks flowed, the beers and cocktails spilled, and the spoilers will remain elsewhere for now whilst the film premiere’s across Europe.
One word that will spring to mind when you get to see this production for the first time is ‘fun’. The Girl and Chocolate teams and crew obviously had large portions of the good stuff filming this over a 5 year period. Look out for the DVD that will be hitting your local skate shop in the next week, or get ready to download it from i-Tunes on the 27th.
Thanks to all at Girl and Chocolate, Diana and all at the Hoxton Hotel for accommodating us on the night and the Never Mind The Art Dump exhibition that runs until December 7th. Thanks to Tiger Beer, all at Form Distribution, Ben Larthe, and everyone who returned home on the night without stealing from The Art Dump. Karma is certainly a beautiful beast. Enjoy.
Hot chip’s side project, The 2 Bears have released a video featuring various Chocolate and Girl team riders whilst on tour throughout Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua this year. Get some summer beats here.
The upcoming Girl/Chocolate DVD title has been announced today and it’s called Pretty Sweet. Get hyped on what will be dropping in November this year!
Kenny Anderson talks to the Tap on his Mini Top 5’s on being involved in the new ‘LA Woman’ video for The Doors this week. If you have not seen it then follow your nose to see what this is all about.
Get your 3D glasses on and click the 3D button in this youtube embed to watch this Unbeleafable edit featuring skating from Vincent Alvarez, Brian Anderson, Kenny Anderson, Elijah Berle, Chico Brenes, Justin Eldridge, Cory Kennedy , Eric Koston , Stevie Perez, Chris Roberts, Raven Tershy and Jeron Wilson .
It’s not often you hear of skateboarders getting up to skate at 7am but Kenny Anderson, Jake Johnson, Ray Molinar, Clint Peterson, Adelmo Jr, Jack Sabback and Joey Pepper discover that Belem at the mouth of the Amazon in Brazil gets a daily down pour at 1pm.
Enjoy the first part of a series of video documentaries on this skate trip to The Amazon and look out for more dropping soon.