005 Skate Motivation Interview with Black Dave

What does it take to be a sponsored skateboarder and a professional rapper? Join us as Black Dave shares the ups and downs of his career, his travels, and motivation. Black Dave shares how his mindset and determination plays a role in his daily life.

Skateboarding Story:
  • Started at skateboarding at 10 years old. Once he started skating, he never stopped. He put all his energy towards it. Once he could take his mom out to eat or pay some of his bills, that’s when he knew that skateboarding was going to be part of his career.
Biggest Failure/ Worst Moment:
  • He was out at a concert and got into an altercation with a security guard. He ended up having a broken jaw that took him off his board for weeks. He had a Zoo York video part that he couldn’t do and that showed him what the bigger picture is. His energy should be put towards his future goals and career aspirations. Focus on what you want to do and what you want to be.
Best Advice:
  • Do you. Do yourself. Don’t take other people’s hate as your own.
Tool / Tip:
  • Stay close to my family and friends. Ask yourself, “Why am I doing this?” “Why did I start?”
Book / Video:

Skate Maps.

Interview Links:

Black Dave NYC


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