Nike SB's Gizmo

Nike SB’s Gizmo opens the skateboarding community to all

Elissa Steamer leads in "Gizmo", a video aimed to promote the inclusivity of Nike's skateboarding brand. As the first woman to become a professional skateboarder, Elissa Steamer was a trailblazer from early on. The Floridian lent her nickname (given to her by her father) to Nike SB's new all-women's film. Steamer features alongside other women …

Thesis Discussing Hip Hop, Skate Culture & Web Culture In Tyler, The Creator's Music

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As someone who wrote a thesis for my music technology degree, I'm a sucker for music academic papers. This one piqued my interest. It relates to the multicultural facets of controversial rapper Tyler, The Creator. The thesis, written by Brazilian producer and musicologist Gustavo Souza Marques, discusses the ways Tyler, the Creator "shifts, but also maintains, some frames of gangsta …