It is a great pleasure to make this post. Here’s a short story to glorify this dood properly.
Around the time David Sizemore was wrapping up his part in an issue of Rejects Magazine, a session was put together in Birmingham, Alabama. A group of us traveled south to attend the festivities and witness the production of the video/magazine in person.
On the second day, we were at a spot that was made up of a series of stair rails throughout the property. Steven Tat had decided to get busy on one of the more burly rails.
We set for a while as he did his thing. His efforts slowly ran low as the heat had us all tiring out.
Then, almost out of no where, a new face silently rolled into the picture. A tall, lanky, dood with a powerful set of dread locks joined him at the top of the stairs.
Within only a few tries, this kid ripped this down rail a new one. Example : back torque to top acid to backside fastslide.
That day, it was quite apparent, that the quiet lurking lanky kid would set out to be one of the finest gentlemen to ever rise from the south.
Spoon fed by Uncle Dunkle himself, being the sole standing participant of skating in his area many of times.
A decade later, the determination he showed that down rail, is still a hot burning fire inside him. Completely proven true within a handful of spots this past weekend in Louisville, ky.
Friday night, southernscum hosted a game of SK8 at RIOT skatepark. 30 people signed up and participated in what is probably to date, the longest most organized game of skate in history. Somehow managing to survive the deep contestant elimination list and win the game with only a single “S” against him. Philip left the park $70 wealthier, a chicken sandwich and a winning title.
The entirety of the day Saturday he kept that juice and mixed it with his casual antics. For those who were there to watch him sign his name on the city, you now understand the emotions felt towards him, that day in Birmingham. For all others, just be sure to watch the coverage edits.
Congratulations on your victories Philip. We knew you had it in you all along. Cheers, to your future.