9 Rappers Who Have Represented The Lifestyle Of Skateboarding

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  • Lil Wayne
    Skateboarding and hip hop have become the perfect combination. While most rappers are concerned about the bling around their necks and four coats on their backs, the artist associated with that skate life are more concerned about the simpler things in life, the next Supreme hat, Trasher Shirt, Vans sneakers or the next deck they want to buy so they can ride out. The skating lifestyle has always paralleled with hip hop and became mainstream thanks to rappers who represented the skating culture like Pharrell Williams and Lupe Fiasco. From there we started to Lil Wayne shift over to the skating life, and now we have newer acts like Odd Future whip do nothing but skate and the rep the lifestyle through their garments. Many artists can dress like a skater and represent the lifestyle, but here are 9 artists that have represented or still represent the skateboard life.
  • Pharrell Willliams
    Pharrell Willliams broke into the scene with his BMX bike, and later as the world got know his production team N.E.R.D. we also became familiar with Skateboard P's love for skateboarding by his apparel and his videos. Even though P may not dress like back in the days, we still remember him for trucker hats, skinny jeans, and graphic skateboard tees.
  • Lupe Fiasco
    Lupe Fiasco kicked and push into the scene in 2006 with Spitfire shirt and SB Dunks. As Lupe developed into the artist he is now, we still remember him for his days on a skateboard, and his unlimited collection of Nike SB's.
  • Black Dave
    New York up-and-comer, Black Dave is a gifted skateboarder that represents his love for the action sport through his music and mixtape covers, as well as his style.
  • Earl Sweatshirt
    Earl Sweatshirt is another Odd Future member that represents very well the sneaker community not through his skills on the board, but also his Trasher shirts, Supreme hats, and buckets.
  • Tyler The Creator
    From the moment the world discovered Tyler The Creator on his gruesome video "Yonkers" we knew the young boss was all about skating because of his Supreme box hats and Vans Old Skool sneakers. Now that the world knows Tyler, the man stays representing the skating world with his skills on the deck and his style.
  • Murs
    Murs is known to be seen a skateboard deck every now and then. The West Coast rapper has a love for skateboarders with his love for Vans, SB graphic tees and his board.
  • Joey Badass
    Joey Badass began his career on skateboard with his debut mixtape 1999. Rocking Nike Blazers and slim jeans and graphic tees the rap world became familiar with the kid from Brooklyn.
  • Hopsin
    no one can deny Hopsin's skills on a deck, and his fashion sense perfectly represents that skateboard life.
  • Lil Wayne
    Even though Lil Wayne picked skateboarding up as a hobby halfway through his career, the YMCMB rapper switched his style up to look more the par with his fellow skateboarding friends.