The living legend Clyde Singleton drops by to share his story on episode 289. Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, Singleton gained prominence in the 1990s as part of the influential World Industries team and left an indelible mark on the skateboarding world with his unique style and unapologetic attitude. Singleton was known for pushing boundaries, both in terms of his skating and his outspoken views on representation within the skateboarding industry. His trailblazing style and advocacy helped pave the way for a more inclusive skateboarding culture. The trailblazer hits a different road today as Clyde sits down to discuss growing up in Jacksonville Florida, going “pro” for Acme Skateboards, The Chronicles Of Piff Huxtable and Clydes Corner, impersonating John Montesi on the phone to get on Vision Street Wear, ruining Jamie Thomas’ purple Planet Earth pants, meeting Natas and Gino and getting fully on 101, staying with Fabian Alomar, passing up the opportunity to ride for Menace, leaving 101 for Sal Barbier’s company 23, falling off a bridge in Prague & waking up in ICU, the beginning and end of Aesthetics, the move to Zoo York, his Minority Report video, going to culinary school, the return of Aesthetics, his podcast “WCRP on Skateboarding” and much more!
With so much skateboarding history under his belt, Clyde nearly breaks Mike V’s record length podcast, coming in at just 4 hours and 32 minutes. Needless to say, you might want to sit back, relax, grab a cold one, throw on your comfy pair of headphones, and get lost in the golden age of skateboarding with Clyde Singleton’s Nine Club appearance, above!