Interviews, Skateboarding

Lil Wayne Interview With CCS Magazine; Talks About TRUKFIT & Skateboarding

Thu, May 3, 2012 by

In the video above, you can watch some behind the scenes footage from Lil Wayne‘s cover shoot with CCS magazine, as well as Weezy talking about his TRUKFIT clothing line and how he came up with the name. If you have not yet seen the front cover for the skateboard magazine’s May 2012 issue, which is available on newsstands now, then you can check that out here. You can also view the pictures from Tunechi‘s photo shoot with CCS here.

Hit the jump to read Wayne‘s full interview with CCS magazine, but I warn you now, they don’t talk about music – just skateboarding.

Lil Wayne Photo Shoot With CCS Magazine

Everyone is wondering what sparked your interest in skateboarding. Were you exposed to skating as a kid growing up?
I was never exposed to skating as a youngster. I got into skating simply from watching television. There was a special on little Alex Midler—that little young beau that be skatin’. After watching that I wanted to go outside and try it. It looked cool and I wanted to do it so I had my homie Jason who builds ramps for the Skate Park of Tampa come through and build me a ramp. I learned on that. Once I learned how to drop in and do fakie rocks, everything else just happened and I never got off my deck since that moment.

What’s up with your skateboarding these days? Do you feel like you’re improving? Are you learning any new tricks?
I’m pretty dope on my mini at home. I got a bag of tricks on my ramp. I got 50-50s, 270 Smith stalls, I got frontside crook stalls and I got pivot to rocks—things like that. I’m still working every day though just trying to get my mini game up. I just put in a street course at home. I got a little three stair, I got a rail and I got a manny pad. I’m trying to get my street game up right now, too. I ain’t there yet with the street, but on the mini I’m alright.

Is it cool to be able to skate with the CCS team knowing that they’re some of the best dudes out, but also huge fans of your music? Especially guys like Torey Pudwill who’s first pro board graphic has your face on it.
I have Torey’s board at home on my wall. It’s so cool to skate with them. Just to be allowed to be in their circle, let alone to skate with them. Just to be allowed to kick it with them is cool cause they them dudes—Torey Pudwill, Theotis, Paul Rodriguez, Shane O’Neill—dudes like that you got to look at it and be like, c’mon, if I can skate with these dudes I can skate with anybody.

What’s the story with your new apparel brand? Where did the name Trukfit come from?
The name comes from back when I was younger in my city of New Orleans. There was all these new clothes that would come out from Polo, Tommy Hill, Jordan and whatever, but the prices were a little too steep for our liking. There were these guys that would go around and steal these brands and they had guys in all the neighborhoods that would come around in a truck and sell them for cheaper.

Was that back in the Magnolia Projects in New Orleans?
I’m not from Magnolia. I’m from Hollygrove Projects, but yea, it was like that. If you were known to be wearing one of those outfits bought off the truck it was called a Trukfit. It wasn’t good to be wearing a Trukfit because obviously you got the same thing everyone else has on, but you didn’t pay the same thing. It was like wearing a knockoff that wasn’t a knockoff. So I took it back to my roots and called the brand Trukfit.

What’s the inspiration and the culture behind Trukfit?
Trukfit means gear for whatever—ready for whatever—prepared for whatever. You got your money, you got your girls, you got your homies—you’re Trukfit—you’re ready. The culture is rebellious. It’s not rebellious against anything positive to be negative, it’s just rebellious against the things in life that get us pissed off and rebellious against all the things that get us negative. Misfits, skate of mind, skate or die, simple and plain—fuck your style. That’s my motto. fuck your style. Don’t worry about what the other man do on his deck, you get on your deck and you do what the hell you can do and you love it and you do it to the best of your abilities and at the end of that trick you take a look at yourself and you tell that dude around you or to the side of you and you tell the world, “fuck your style”, Trukfit.

Are you going to put together a Trukfit skate team? Can we expect to see some pros put on in the future?
I want to put on people who want to be a part of it. I want it to be more than a business relationship. I want it to be a friendship. We can do so much to help the skate community and my team can help with stuff in my rap world. Of course I’m going to put people on, but it’s going to be the right people.

There’s a lot of footage of you out there skating at all kinds of different skate parks and spots. What have been some of your favorite places to skate?
All of them. I skated with my man Mike at The Berrics. I skated Skate Park of Tampa. At the Thrasher park I skated with my man Omar Salazar. We went ham at Thrasher. Then we went out to Kansas and skated with my man Sean Malto. I’ve been around, man. In Atlanta, I’m real cool with my man Stevie Williams. Stevie and Marcus McBride- those are my dudes. They were on tour with me and everything. Shout out to 5boro, too, and my man Adam Ziegler from 5boro. He’s the person who taught me almost everything I know, other than my man Jason who built my ramps. He taught me how to drop in and fakie rock. He would come to my house every night and we’d have sessions. Then Adam stepped in and toured with me. We went to skate parks every night when I was on tour. I would go on stage and then after the stage we would eat dinner and then go to the skatepark. Same routine. No matter how hurt I got, or whatever I fucked up at the skatepark, I’d have to get up on stage the next day. If I bust my face open and get nine stitches I got to get back up on stage the next day.

Damn, you did that skating while out on tour?
Yeah. I couldn’t just cancel the show cause I busted my ass skateboarding. I could get sued for that type of shit I’ve got to get there. So, like I said, 5Boro, that’s my family. They took me in. Also, my man Danny Fuenzalida. That’s my man as well. He skates for Think. He was on tour with me, too. Adam and Danny go everywhere with me. They both live in Miami so that’s who I skate with everyday.

Aside from 5boro, what are some of your favorite skate brands?
I like Girl. I remember when I first started skating I really wanted a Girl board. I had to have one. Then I started liking Plan B. I don’t really get into the graphics too much cause I skate a regular ass board with nothing on the bottom. But as far as quality of boards, I really like Girl.

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  • Storm

    Yea bitches

  • Young_Eek

    is that song in the background old or new?!?!?

  • saleh

    first

  • The Motto

    You all hear that new 2 Chainz and Drake collabo….FIRE!!

  • Tristan

    Song?!

  • Storm

    First at what??

  • Lil tune

    why dey not ask bes rapper alive about upcoming projects wit music?

  • TRUKFIT

    SHOUTS TO WAYNE FOR FINDING A HOBBY HE LOVES

  • carter 2 wayne, where are you?

    an entire weezy interview all about skateboard shit 🙁

  • Love Live Life

    On May 3, 2012 at 2:41 am Lil tune responded with…
    why dey not ask bes rapper alive about upcoming projects wit music?

    What did you expect? This is a skateboard magazine.

  • diroflow!

    wayne you needa drop a track with flow !

  • MikeB1989

    You got to remember that most of us are fans if Wayne for his music, not his hobbies

  • Rob

    Song at the very end of the video?

  • love live life is one weak bar

    ONE FUCKING WEAK BAR

    anyone who compares themselves directly to God and Jesus Christ is a hyritic
    yall should at least expect better than a song about a fat butted virgin with one love live life verse

  • Wes LeBlanc

    THE SONG IS Trae ft. Lil Wayne – Screwed Up

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWSOtJ4eT_g

    I WISH WAYNE WOULD DROP THE SKATE BOARD, PICK UP THE MIC, PICK UP THE BLUNT, AND GO BACK TO HIS OLD WAYS. PLEASEEE WAYNEEE

  • Shouts out to you Tunechi keep doing your thing fuck all these hating niggas that’s tha shit I don’t like!! YMCMB 4 LIFE!!

  • Shouts out to you Tunechi keep doing your thing fuck all these hating niggas that’s tha shit I don’t like!! YMCMB we winning.

  • YmSalute

    Fuk u haters,let tune do him.He enjoys skating so let him do it.i don’t like dis shit either bt if he really wants to skate who r yall 2 tel him different?

  • YunG based god

    all these wayne stans are ridiculous. supporting a man who wears ugg boots you people disgust me

  • Ibrotunechi @nigeria

    Sad story… !! Rip weezy

  • @WEEZY_SA

    Lyk he said on dat trck blunt blowin,luv or hate me i stay hate free,so yal haterz r wastin ya tym,YMCM WE WINNIN!!

  • derry
  • CeeJ mothafucka!

    yeah fuck off myles u r such a fagboy. the words that come out of ur mouth and the thoughts in ur head are fagthought. mch
    hahahaaaaa
    piss off find ur own site u damn loser

  • SureGY55_pass

    Skate boarding, hahaha………………..

  • Hype

    LMAO @CEEJEE….

    MYLES ALWAYS DICK RIDING

  • ceej

    agreed myles is probably the most queer dude on the internet or one of the loneliest and boredest queers on the internet.

    and since his name is myles i know he’s probably to stupid to understand why im calling him queer but i hope he’s black at least.

    hey black miles ur not ymcmb thats just a fake record label…

  • Kay B

    I lv Wayne man, nd I hv accepted tht he lvs sk8 boarding, nd if we r true fans we will support nd accept him, he will gt bck in2 tha studio wen his ready nd start recordin wen his ready. I lv u Wayne(no hormo) I even bought a skate board 2day

  • THATGUY

    I’m a fan of Weezy period. Meaning if he skates…all support towards him, if he raps great. But you guys gotta remember he’s been rapping for YEARS. he has hundreds if not thousands of songs out there, he might be ready to do something else or do other stuff along with rapping too. All support towards the guy, yolo.

  • I’m a fan of Weezy period. Meaning if he skates…all support towards him, if he raps great. But you guys gotta remember he’s been rapping for YEARS. he has hundreds if not thousands of songs out there, he might be ready to do something else or do other stuff along with rapping too. The Reason u Kill for it= Trukfit

  • ceej

    @kayb alright we get it already ur a niggerlover fine. go find u a thug to make some sex with peace.

  • Nino

    “I do wat i do nd u do wat u kan do bout it” Weezy,let hm do wat he wants dnt 4gt dat its hs life….. BIG UP

  • DatGuy

    What shorts is he wearing

  • Wayne

    Does anybody now where I can find the shorts that Wayne is wearing?