Here’s a new video from Oddisee’s instrumental project The Beauty In All and here’s a little synopsis behind the skaters.
The skaters featured in the video are from a crew called “Hammer City”.
Hammer city is a collective of skaters who all live near or in the neighborhood on 14th street in Long Beach California. The crews founder was a skater named Michael Green A.K.A Blacc. Mike was gunned down in 2005 over a case of mistaken Identity. Needless to say, 14th street is not a conducive environment for skating, drugs and gangs shadow the landscape but n the middle of out all the kids found an escape, they found refuge in a park they dubbed “Ghetto Park” which later became know as “The Michael K. Green Skate Park.”
Featured in the video are three members from Hammer City: Juice, E.C., and ManMan (Blacc Mike’s brother).