Word of Mouth: Pro Skateboarder Theotis Beasley Dishes On His Favorite Apps And A New Local Rapper He’s Vibing To
Theotis Beasley has made a name for himself in the skateboarding world, landing sponsorship deals with Nike SB and Mountain Dew and becoming a fixture at Dew Tour events across the country. When he’s not boarding, Beasley’s playing in 3-on-3 pick-up basketball games, bowling with friends, and voraciously chowing down on peach cobbler at his favorite BBQ joints. He’s also got his finger on the pulse of what’s on the come-up.
Sqvad Up and Postmates
There’s this app called Sqvad Up, and that’s pretty dope. It’s a cool little [skateboarding] app. When you get bored, it’s something to play, mess around with. Postmates is another cool app. You put in a request and tell them what you want, and then some random person will go to the store for you. It’s a dope app. [A person] will go to the store for you and get your toothbrush, maybe water, or Dominoes. They gon’ get it for you, just whatever. And once you order, you just chill and wait for it.
Jason Markk Premium Shoe Cleaner
Jason Markk, my homeboy out in Los Angeles, I use the shoe cleaner he got for keeping the Jordans clean. It does a great job. If you scuff up your kicks, you use the little cleaning tissues they got, the wet wipes or whatever. It’s great. They make your Jordans look new again. They help [clean] skate shoes too, everything shoe-wise. It’s like the best shoe cleaner ever.
LA rapper Dejay The Kid
Dejay The Kid, he one of my boys. He gotta get heard. Super dope. He got a couple things on YouTube, not that many, but he got a dope sound. I think once he gets heard, it’ll be a good look for him. He got kinda like that TDE vibe, like Kendrick Lamar-type vibe. That whole Top Dawg crew. He’s from LA.
Advice from fellow BakerBoy team member Andrew Reynolds (aka The Boss)
He always tells me, “Just focus on you. Do whatever you want to do. Always focus on you, never the next man. Kids always want to see you do the tricks that you’re known for. You can show up at demos, concerts, or parks and do all the tricks that you know, but doing the tricks that the kids love will keep you relevant. You don’t always gotta land a crazy or new trick. Be a crowd pleaser.” That’s what The Boss always says. “Be a crowd pleaser.”
To celebrate this year’s DEW Tour, in Long Beach, California, we’ll be premiering our documentary on the Brazilian “gift to skateboarding” and WE ARE BLOOD breakout star Tiago Lemos.
Shot on location in Jaguariúna, São Paulo, Los Angeles and Long Beach, the film contains never-before-seen archival footage, and shows how at just 25 years old, Tiago has already made a mark on skateboarding, bigger than even he realizes.
Check out more at www.greenlabel.com/tiagolemos.