Remember Anderson Pereira? We interviewed him in 2019: He’s a Brazilian skater who grew up in a favela with few opportunities, selling drugs and working in gangs until he came to America and used skating to open doors. Now he lives in LA, hustling and getting flow from good brands like Fucking Awesome and Adidas.

Anderson first saw footage of the legendary Embarcadero neighborhood in San Francisco when he was just a kid in São Gonçalo, Brazil. The clips he saw filmed at EMB and Pier 7 inspired him and a whole generation of skaters to follow in the long and winding push-steps of the skaters that came before, and lately we’ve been seeing a resurgence of footage from the famous spots of yore.

EMB is where Carroll, Sanchez and Kelch reigned in the early ‘90s; and nearby on the other side are the concrete manual pads/ledges at Pier 7, where Lavar McBride, Karl Watson, and Stevie Williams did stylish lines that seemed like they could’ve gone on forever.

Anderson made his way over to San Francisco recently, and took a pilgrimage to the Embarcadero neighborhood to pay homage to the spots and skaters that made him want to skate hard enough to get as good as he got. He even souped up (or souped down) an old Hi-8 camera just to get the early ’90s vibes just right.


anderson at pier 7 with hi-8 camera / photo: sosa


terrel, lavar mcbride, anderson / photo: campos

Comments

  1. International Enquire

    April 8, 2020 11:30 pm

    The guy that rapped a girl in Brazil, molested his friend girlfriend while she was sleeping just to
    mention a few of his trickery and escape to America, land of free, home of the molester.

    Check all the facts Jenkem, before promote an abuser.

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  2. FBI guy

    April 9, 2020 5:03 am

    He only rapped her one time. Get over it. Jenkem should call everyone in Brazil before doing skate article, they didnt know he was a famous rapper.

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  3. SG minder

    April 9, 2020 10:30 am

    Haha must be fking jokin about 1 time rappin’. Jus’ saying …

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  4. Anderson P.

    April 14, 2020 3:54 am

    anyone can come here and say whatever they want
    HATERS
    show the evidences
    I don’t run away, I will go back to Brazil ASAP
    and put a lawsuit on this girl who’s posting this
    She haters !
    SG minder lol
    nobody in my town speaks english especially on skateboard
    She is rich and she is jealous cause I made it ‘
    PERIOD! ✊🏿

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    • Asmodeus

      April 14, 2020 6:16 am

      rape and destroy

      Anderson P : She haters ! (for not giving head?)

      Analyses revealed that guilty suspects to a higher degree than innocent suspects applied strategies in order to appear truthful.

      She is rich and she is jealous cause I made it ‘
      PERIOD! ✊🏿

      Now he lives in LA, hustling and getting flow from good brands like Fucking Awesome and Adidas being crackhead rich…..

      End of story!

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      • Anderson P.

        April 17, 2020 6:30 am

        Haters , haters, haters !!!
        Put your name don’t be afraid
        I’ll keep skating with sponsor or not
        Asmodeus Lol
        I made this for love no for money ! ✊🏿

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