Na-Kel Smith is a true success story from skateboarding’s new generation. Over the course of six years, he went from being a relatively unknown skater primarily associated with Odd Future to one of the most well-respected pros. For its latest episode, Nak sits down with the The Nine Club for an interview that is as inspirational as you would expect it to be. At the end, he delivers a special message that he wanted to get out via this particular platform.
“I literally really only came on The Nine Club to tell everybody that watches The Nine Club that might not believe it that they can do whatever they want to do. Just work hard at it. You can do whatever you want to do. You watched an hour and half of talking. But the only thing I wanted you to see was me telling you that you can do it. You can do anything that you want to do. Just put your mind to it, and work hard.”
Check the message at 1:25:00 in the latest episode above. And for a reminder of where it all started, revisit our Text Yoself with Odd Future from 2011 below. This was many people’s first glimpse of what Na-Kel is capable of.
TYS | With Odd Future