[Note: Sose, (Danny Larson) died
in a skateboarding accident July 4, 2001. RIP]
Skateboarding has given me many, many things: happiness
beyond compare and new places to name only a couple. But most of
all, it has helped me acquire some amazing friends. One case in
He's not just a rapper that has been
involved with skateboarding for three
quarters of his life. In addition to my friend, he's what I prefer
to call real. Having been a crazy hiphop head since it was cool
to call it rap, around 1980, I've seen and heard a lot. In my opinion,
one cannot even consider calling him or herself a 'rapper' unless
he/she can, with zero preparation, on a whim, serve any challenger
to the point of embarrassment and/or tears. I'm not talking about
battling with verses you came up with on a notebook some 6 months
ago. You gotta be able to freestyle or you got nothin. I could never
do it, still can't, never will. Skrewface can and does without hesitation.
Challenge him and you'll walk away
thinking, "damn, why'd he have to go and do me like that??" Don't
let the above illustration of his freestyle gift of gab shadow how
rounded a musician he is, extremely versatile. And to top it off,
he's down to earth and super cool about everything. I could ramble
on about him and his abilities forever. I'm not here to do that.
I'm a nobody, from nowhere, with nothing left to say except, Enjoy...
Sit back, relax and throw this, 'Metaphorgasm
in your Real Player while you read and visualize the following
sose: As far as skateboarding and hiphop goes, tell
us about some of your influences.
SF: Both can be answered with one thing: The
sose: True that. What motivates you to do what you
SF: Porn!!! lol. Naw, MCing to me is the only
thing I have in my life to express myself. So when people hear me
expressing myself and then can identify or feel what I'm saying,
I get psyched that I have the ability to affect people.
sose: Porn, haha. How old are you and where did you
SF: 20. I grew up in South Jersey, moved to
Florida when I was 9. NOTE: The South didn't become dirty 'til I
sose: Dirtballs 'R Us. Where do you see yourself in
SF: Releasing my album....dirty old man: a
decade of perverted roughnecked hiphop classics.
sose: At what point did you realize you could rap?
SF: I used to see my brother rhyming all the
time....freestyling and s**t..I used to get psyched on how people
reacted so I tried to write some verses...then one night we came
home from skating and he was rhyming..and I said hey can I try and
I spit some verse and they went nuts..from that day on I knew.
sose: Fresh! Are you into the party scene, drugs and
SF: I break it down like this, I don't condone
anyone for doing drugs, that's their choice..but I hate alcohol..that
is the devils tool...I've seen my best friend die from it..seen
my childhood decease from my father's addiction to it..almost witnessed
my brother kill himself over it...I heard a song off the new QB's
Finest album where they're saying drive drunk to this for the chorus...that
s**t pissed me off bad....these people need to realize that what
they do and say affects people whether they like it or not.
sose: Tell us a little about the All Out Bums:
SF: It started out as Always Out Bombing....graffiti
crew..'til we all got lazy, then we changed it...it was started
by my brother Afex and our boy Aime One....now it's me, Afex, Dab,
Paraphraze, Cike Onez, Paulie Knuckles, En One (R.I.P), Prasad,
Smple, and you...that's my family.
sose: Tight. So you write graffiti too. When did you
start doing that?
SF: About 5 years ago....400 tag names later
I'm now y-ser one...
sose: How do you feel about the hiphop/skateboading
SF: In both cases too commercial....skaters
got big headed really fast...I skated for 14 years of my life..know
it in and out...kids are trying to be rock stars..pros need to realize
they aren't s**t to anyone outside of skateboarding. So if a kid
wants your autograph you should feel pretty damn good.
sose: I agree. What are some of your other interests?
SF: Lately watching movies....especially Kevin
Smith flicks. Sometimes I feel like that cat writes movies geared
for my enjoyment. And playing Dreamcast.
sose: Do you work?
SF: Yeah at Domino's Pizza 8 hours a week
sose: Big money, bad Andy, haha. What did you wanna
be when you were growing up?
SF: I wanted to get paid money to sleep.
sose: I wanted to be a ninja, haha. What's your earliest
SF: My mom taking me to buy my first board
when I was 5...Tony Hawk XR2 trucks and Slimeball wheels with Rip
Grip and green grip tape.
sose: Favorite skate video(s)?
SF: Blind Video Days and Eastern Exposure
sose: Nice choices. Are you a lover or a fighter?
SF: I fight my lovers.
sose: haha, What's the hardest thing for Skrewface
to deal with these days?
SF: Me losing part of the A.O.B....Ian S.
Inswasty REST IN PEACE. That was my f***ing boy right there!..I
ain't been the same since he passed..just life in general, there
have been many times I've wanted to take it.
sose: Ian Rest In Peace, no doubt. Are you tight with
SF: Hell yeah...me and my brother are best
friends...and without my mom I think one of those suicides would've
been acted out.... my dad was a bad alcoholic growing up and he's
a little hard headed, but deep down I love him.
sose: Right on. What's the best place you've ever been?
SF: At the Hardrock Cafe watching the Kids
in the Hall on tour after 5 years.
sose: I still can't believe I missed that. Have you
ever been in any legal troubles?
SF: Trespass warrants out the ass...note to
Tony Hawk: don't ever skate anywhere in my town cause you'd have
about 60 at every spot hehehehe.
sose: haha, Do you have a girlfriend?
SF: Yeah she's what I'm using to type this.
sose: Oh damn!! Are you happy?
SF: To be perfectly honest, no.
SF: There's so much more I wanna accomplish...I'm
not happy with the fact that I can't motivate myself..I've gotten
lazy as f**k.
sose: I know how you feel, I've been having the same
problem with skating. I do have to tell you though, you and your
bro have been a huge motivation for me. You guys are way too cool
to be wasting your time dealing with me. Next question: Why are
SF: I really have no clue...that's part of
the reason I've lost my motivation...not thinking I have a purpose.
sose, you're one of my main motivations to rhyme. I've never seen
anyone I know place that much faith and confidence in me.
sose: I've seriously never seen anyone with the kinda
skills you have. I can't help but always tell you how dope you are.
It's like once I think you've shown me the real deal, you flip it
to another level. It blows my mind. Do you see yourself somehow
being involved with skateboarding and/or hiphop forever?
SF: Well, considering I collapsed my ankle,
skating is pretty much out of the question. Even though I show it
all my love and support..and hopefully hiphop will return to the
essence and I won't get too disgusted to do it anymore.
sose: True, hopefully skating will return as well.
I'm so sick of people trying to show everybody up. It seems that
the art of 'sessioning' is dead in a sense, you know?
SF: Exactly; I'd rather ride around doing
no complys and have fun..then try to become a pro for all the wrong
reasons..I think kids nowadays tend to start skating for all the
sose: I agree. Do you like to travel?
SF: I'd like to travel a lot..I just went
to Philly, Jersey and New York a few months ago and I realized there's
so much more out there.
sose: Do you have a favorite movie or book?
SF: The Outsiders for both.
sose: Favorite skater(s)?
SF: The Gonz and Ricky Oyola.
sose: Do you have any musical influences outside of
SF: I'm really into hardcore music. i.e. Sick
of it All, Hate Breed, Mad Ball and my favorite band right now is
E-Town Concrete, those cats are so ill I suggest buying anything
they make....I know a lot of heads are gonna read this and be like:
why are these people interviewing a rapper??...I grew up being into
punkrock...but after like 92 it got all watered down and I lost
interest in it a lot....it's funny, I see mad kids with chain wallets,
mohawks and cut off shorts and s**t that people used to make fun
of me for wearing ..guess it's cool to not be cool nowadays.
sose: Very true. I once heard a quote that I'll never
forget: 'the underground of yesterday is the mainstream of today',
don't know who said it though. What other aliases do you go by besides
Skrewface and Yser one?
SF: The White Dolemite...Optimus Rhyme....Ellegance
1....and Big Dave.
sose: You forgot Dolemic, I remember that from awhile
back. Okay, I'm assuming your best experience was the KITH show
SF: Realizing that I coulda stopped Ian's
death but I let fate beat me.
sose: Damn, that sucks. Any closing comments? Anything
else you'd like to add that I definitely missed cause I suck at
SF: Be yourself....sounds cliché but
it's been the only advice I've ever recieved that I took to heart.
Be on the lookout for my LP: "The White
Dolemite: Big and Dirty" [see
sose: Shout outs?
SF: First off, God...sorry I've been disrespectful..my
mom + dad...the A.O.B. click...I'm bringing us all to the top...Lauren,
my best friend, the only woman besides my mom I love...my boys Eric,
Bobby Desel, and Owen...RealSkate Mag for helping an underground
artist get exposure...and sose for getting them to do it.
For more information on Skrew Face and
to hear more audio, visit his website (conceived, created, and maintained
by Skrew Face himself).