So it’s a casual Monday morning and I throw on some random DJ Drama Gangsta Grillz Mixtape while I’m doing morning things. Music that slipped into the background while I worked, but then through the generic boom bap comes these horns atop this beat that I am VERY familiar with. I can’t place my finger on what skate video it is from but I can just see Brandon Biebel doing long ass nosegrinds in giant t-shirts. Is is it chomp? is it Mouse? Is it even Biebs? I have to search the who sampled database and found that it was a Ghostface song.
So I put that on and immediately I know what video it is from, its Yeah Right! and a song that felt more like an instrumental score to his part than an actual song opened up to me in a whole new way. I immediately opened up his part in Yeah Right and muted it to sync up with the original ghostface song that the beat was pulled from. I don’t think my 16-year-old brain could comprehend something gangster enough to actually rap over this beat so I assumed it was just a cool beat. It took me over 10 years to soak in all th Wu-tang classics to get it.
Is it possible to feel nostalgic for something new? It’s helped by hindsight, where 2018 bodybuilder, wallriding over a trashcan Biebel leaves me wanting for this older one who I assumed was as gangster in real life as any of these rappers pretend to be. I mean he did a 360 dunk and already had a voice like a horse at like 20 years old. I was afraid of Beibel, he seemed like the type of dude who would punk little ass me.
This wasnt one of my favorite parts back in the day, I wanted to see people jump and go fast. Skinny me couldnt relate to jeans that big and NBA looking shoes. But now it is some of my favorite tricks, long nose grinds, proper nollie heel tricks. The nollie heel in the tank-top where he immediatly points to the camera and starts talking shit is golden.
This part is really kind of a greatest hits for him because he does all my favorite tricks at the best spots for them. Some of the manual tricks sound like someone wrote them out on paper just to combine the best of biebs abilities.
This part just caught new life, Supreme Clientele is now in my car so the session is going to get hyped up on some classic Biebel hyphy.