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Leland Ware aka 48Blocks has simplified skate news with a new site – Skate Newswire. They do one minute News Break clips and have interviewed R.B. Umali and Gino Iannucci for a podcast series titled Mission Statement (embedded below). Check out SkateNewswire.com and follow them @skatenewswire.

 

Lee Smith sits down for a candid interview with RB Umali in the debut episode of Mission Statement—a new podcast that will delve into the various cultural elements of skateboarding. RB is a world-renowned videographer who is primarily known for his work with Zoo York over the past 20 years. He goes on the record about the recent demise of Zoo’s skate team, the state of videos, ‘90s New York, Kids, Harold Hunter, OG Supreme, hip hop and skating’s connection, his upcoming documentary with Giovanni Reda, and more. Click play above to check it out for yourself.

Host: Lee Smith Executive
Producer: Artem Gorelik
Art Director: Brett Dalzell
Editorial Director: Leland Ware

Gino Iannucci stops by Mona Liza Studio in Brooklyn for a rare hour-long conversation with Lee Smith in Episode 02 of Mission Statement. Gino isn’t a fan of accolades, but he’s widely considered to be one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. His conversation with Lee spans two decades, and a couple of coasts. It includes rare insights into ‘90s New York and California, the 101 and Axion era, Keenan Milton’s tragic passing, and much more. With Menace and early Chocolate being the stylistic inspiration for Jonah Hill’s Mid90s, the timing of this episode couldn’t be better. Check it out above.

Host: Lee Smith Executive
Producer: Artem Gorelik
Art Director: Brett Dalzell
Editorial Director: Leland Ware