Labtekwon is “Post-skatepunk/Ghettoclectic” in new video
In the introduction to his new video “Post-Skatepunk/Ghettoclectic” the brilliant and eccentric rapper Labtekwon (Back to the Lab, Feature, Aug. 29, 2012) says “I love my black skin and natty hair. I like cereal” over an image of him eating what I guess is cereal. He goes on to say that he is a student of a wide variety of religious traditions and list the rappers he dug as a kid, before adding that “In middle school, I wanted to skate like Steve Steadham, Christian Hosoi, Mark Gonzalez, Steve Caballero, and Rodney Mullen. I used to read Transworld Skateboarding and Thrasher Magazine. Every day I listened to Dead Milkmen, Black Flag and Suicidal Tendencies.” He concludes by saying “That was then, this is now,” and breaking into his virtuosic, “post doctorate, post modernist” flow. Decades into his career and it’s still hard to find anyone as original as Labtekwon.