Up and coming skate crews sometimes have a problem with overdoing it with their brand marketing. They call themselves a “hardgoods / apparel / media production / rapper / viral influencer empire,” but rarely do they succeed at even one endeavor, let alone all of them. They’d have better luck getting their brand noticed by doing the condom snorting challenge.
But Illegal Civilization is a rare group that seems to be living up to their own hype. They make full-length skate videos, boards, shoes, short films, and instead of trying to make a quick buck selling their name to some “action sports brand group,” they doubled down on skating by becoming part of the Baker Boys Distribution family.
We asked Mikey Alfred, Illegal Civ’s master schemer, to put together a mix that captures his wide-reaching influences. He gave us a soulful mix with a hype man speech to kick it all off.
Check it out in the player below, and if you dig it, download it here while you can.
HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.
JOSH KALIS ON BUILDING AN INDOOR SKATEPARK WITH GRANITE FROM LOVE PARK
"Laying the granite tiles was the most torturous part because you’re on your knees. It was a month straight of doing 1,600 tiles."
WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE OFFICIAL BROOKLYN BANKS COMEBACK
We talked with Steve Rodriguez about the imminent reopening of The Banks, which has been in the works for 13 years now.
A FIRST LOOK AT OPERA AND SKATEBOARDING’S NEWEST GROUP OF BRANDS
Bill Weiss and a few of his close friends are picking up the pieces from the Dwindle rubble and starting fresh with a new slew of brands.
JENKEM MIX 126: ANTONIO DURAO
Much like Antonio himself, this one’s got it all… An auditory gumbo, if you will.
September 21, 2018 4:55 pm
The most arrogant skaters out. It’s insane kids buy into there wack bullshit.
September 22, 2018 1:57 am
The Freeze?! fuck yeah Mikey!
September 22, 2018 2:37 pm
Mikey alfred and that little blonde fruitcake are lame as shit. Fuck this company too
September 22, 2018 4:15 pm