Daewon’s Unexpected Hood Rat Upbringings | “I was like a skateboarder trying to be a gang banger.”

 

What an interview! Daewon Song opens up about his kinda gang banging past. Getting beat by his mom with a rose bush, getting caught stealing, driving a lowered Civic, quitting skateboarding, and more. Legend!

 

Sample:

What did your parents think of skating?
Skateboarding to my parents was completely irrelevant. It was the same thing as being in a gang or being a criminal in their minds. I was just out there doing my thing skating. So once my mom left I was able to get out skating more but on top of that I was hanging out with the wrong people and getting jumped into gangs. I was like a skateboarder trying to be a gang banger.

You were dating a Blood for a while, right?
Yeah, she was from Long Beach. Prior to [us dating] she was a little ex-gangster. If you ever met her in person she came off like a gangster girl, which was cool. We both had a Civic Sedan, too. Back then I had a, “Is this meant to be?” moment, but I guess the Civic was just a trendy car then [laughs].

Did she hang with a lot of gang members?
Yeah, she hung out with gang members but she got out of that. Then she started hanging out with a few locals around Long Beach and they just started some car clubs and doing more of that. It was more about everybody showing off their cars. I don’t think anyone ever drove lower than she did, like when you put your driver seat down, she was literally like laying down and driving. I remember putting mine down lower because I was intimidated by her. Slowly mine moved back until the point where if I looked forward I was looking at the fucking ceiling of my car.

That’s also when I quit skateboarding. Like 1996-ish. Instead of skating I was making money off of lowering people’s cars and taking apart their whole axle and in some points just putting back their old springs, just so I could do some work and charge them a little extra money. It was a hustle, but I had to get by.

 

 

 

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