Tony Hawk needs no introduction for most people—his name is basically synonymous with skateboarding—but how about Mark Mothersbaugh? The original M-and-M is one of the world’s most successful and sough-after composers, but T-Bone has always been a big fan of his early funny stuff with Devo. The Birdman recently got to realize the dream of a lifetime by working with Mothersbaugh for a new collection with Independent, and it turns out that the Devo singer also used to skate back in the day (he gives us his version of ‘Battle Scars’ in the video for the collab, above). Grind the best, whip the rest!
In the past few years alone, Hawk has produced a Broadway play, performed on The Masked Singer, debuted an apparel line at Paris Fashion Week, cosplayed as Santa Claus, created his own limited NFT (non-fungible Tony), and is basically skateboarding’s ambassador at the Olympics this month … let’s just say that the list of projects goes on and on. Watch some of his videos over the years with The Berrics, including work from our 2019 ‘Tony Hawk Week’ event, below: