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Useless Tapes - Geoff Rowley

The first in our series of brief interviews about skateboarding captured on video is with none other than Scouse legend and Lost Art team rider, Geoff Rowley. We asked Geoff to pick out three of his favourite tapes from our own extensive VHS collection (we sent him a photo of the shelf), to tell us about his favourite part from the vid in question and what exactly he finds so rad about it. Here's what Geoff had to say;"1) Welcome To Hell2) Streets on Fire3) Debunker1) Ed Templeton - I skated with Ed a bunch during the filming for his part so I got to see a lot of the tricks firsthand. At this point in time Ed was incredible and...

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Lost Art presents. WIKI.

Everyone knows we've fucked with that New York City rap shit since nineteen ninety tec nine (and beyond). The Golden Era might be but a distant memory but every now and then a diamond in the rough is unearthed from the hip-hop Mecca and ya quite simply gotta stand up and take notice.  Patrick 'Wiki' Morales is that guy for us right now.     A Puerto Rican-Irish mutt teenager, Wiki represents the gritty nature, intellectually rich and culturally diverse underbelly of NYC's 5 boroughs. An authentic New York City analyst who has become more than just an MC but the voice of a generation. If you don't know, we recommend you get to know. Back in 2009, through the...

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MC Nelson 'Stepmother' Video Premiere @ Lost Art - Sat 7th April / 7-11pm

Liverpool has been blessed with its fair share of killer MC's and hip-hop acts over the years.  The late 80's/early 90's gave us Bantu (you can cop their 1991 white label promo 12" on Discogs for a couple of quid), the mid to late 90's gave us First In Command (their album Pest Control got released retrospectively on Chopped Herring Records - ya can grab that on Discogs for upwards of £30), and then there's the likes of Tony Broke, Lee Scott and Bang On. Fast forward to present day and there's one MC on the come up who's got us like "fuckin ell this kid is dope" and that cat is known as MC Nelson. Having had a strong...

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