As most of you know I reside in Canada. Canada is known for its cold days and its colder days. Dont get me wrong, I love living here. I have one of the biggest tourist attractions in the world no more than a 20 minute drive away (Niagara Falls), and im not far from the U.S border. But its rare we see a warm day before the month of May. However, this past Tuesday was quite warm. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping and school was a write off. So I decided to join a few buddies of mine for some beers and a skate session. Its been a while since my feet touched a board, but i was really into it. It got me thinking back to the days where I worshiped every skater and how much I enjoyed playing Tony Hawks Pro Skater for playstation.
As far as music goes the soundtracks for Tony Hawks Pro Skater have always been highly influenced by hip hop. At the time I was only a youngin' but little did I know that one day some of these artists would make a huge impact in my life. For instance Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3 had featured artists such as Krs One, Del The Funky, X-Zibit, Redman, The Nextmen and even House Of Pain. I mean its no wonder I loved playing this game so much.
The Adolescents - "Amoeba"
AFI - "The Boy Who Destroyed the World"
Alien Ant Farm - "Wish"
Bodyjar - "Not the Same"
CKY - "96 Quite Bitter Beings"
Del tha Funkee Homosapien - "If You Must"
Guttermouth - "I'm Destroying the World"
House of Pain - "I'm a Swing-It"
KRS-One - "Hush"
The Mad Capsule Markets - "N-Pulse" Motörhead - "Ace of Spades"
The Nextmen - "Amongst Madness"
Ozomatli - "Cut Chemist Suite"
Ramones - "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Fight Like a Brave"
Redman - "Let's Get Dirty"
The Reverend Horton Heat - "I Can't Surf"
Rollins Band - "What's the Matter Man"
Xzibit - "Paparazzi"
Zebrahead - "Check"
(I dont believe in jacking links but I found these on a site by the name of tinydl without any write ups or any comments so I figured I would make it easy on my self and just share the wealth.)
Here is a link for more Tony Hawk Soundtracks
One of the first decks I ever owned was a World Industries. It had Royal trucks, Birdhouse wheels and Birdhouse bearings (fastest pair of wheels I ever owned). Willy Santos has been tearing it up for as long as I can remember and it really shows in this video.
The Upstarts - Got What It Takes
The Upstarts are a hip hop group out of San Diego California. The Upstarts Consist of “Profile” of Sound Providers, “Price” (emcee) and “Iron Mike” (DJ/Drummer). Their music is very energetic and the album is a great listen. A stand out track for me is Grand Design featuring Grap Luva and Kev Brown. Freddie Joachim also shines on this track with the production keeping it jazzy.
Grand Design - http://www.zshare.net/audio/10665628f7e41a54/
1. Got What it Takes
3. Natural featuring Latanya Lockett
4. The Biz featuring Blest
5. Thursday Night
6. Times Right
7. Real Definition featuring Grap Luva
8. Stand Up
9. Grand Design featuring Grap Luva and Kev Brown
11. So Nice
This is one you can definitely blast on a sunny day, skating with your buddies or just drinking some brew. Make sure you grab this one and like I always say, if you really enjoy it, buy it.