Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Matt McKeen Interview

Matt McKeen, you all know who he is. I feel no need to introduce him. His TPCVJ9 part does all the explaining for him. Jelani Abdus-Salaam, aka Ejazz, did a short interview with him for me. Thanks again Ejazz!

- Jordan Jasa
Interview: Jelani Abdus-Salaam

How long have you been riding?

I been riding since I was in 7th grade. Soo, 6 years now.

Who got you into riding?

Umm well I used to ride bikes and all that janx. So when my bike was broken Id shred the scoot scoot. And then eventually scooters just took over my soul.

What is your favorite spot to shred?

Ohh you know. El toro all day.

What's your setup right now?

Welll it’s a French scooter imported from France with black handlbarss and a black forkkk, and some nice wheelsss from this other dude. Complete with pretty bluee griptape from the scooter competition in New Jersey at the Edison skatepark next to the police station home to the big bad skateboarders. And some bolts for poops and giggles.

Do you like comps, or just doing your own thing?

Naww, I only go to them to chill with the homies. And laugh at the beginner class of course.

What tricks are you working on?

It's a secret.

Who would you say deserves the best rider of 08 award?

That aus kid, I think his name cody but like with a edie instead of a dy so it’s like coedie.

Who are your top 3 fav people to ride with?

Shiettt, there’s so many. TPC counts as one person. Which automatically includes Scooyork. Cause were like brothers in the cooter community. And then id say Eric Ostrom and then French ID (the fresh idea) counts as a person too.

What amazing riders would you want to ride with?

Coedie for sure, I only rode with Addy for like 2 seconds at the first TIC so it’d be tight to ride with him again. Umm I’d like to go down to Texas and ride with matt ogle and danny warwick. Nor cal dudes like Steven T. Bascially anybody whose down to ride some good spots.

Describe yourself in 10 words.

Doood. I don’t’ even know right now. Nextt question dogg.

What kind of music do you like?

I’m all over the place with music. Whatever sounds good.

Do you think one day scooter riding will be big like BMXing and skating?

I dunnooo. Maybe if kids grow the --- up, and ride some real --- rather than a sk8park brahh.

How do you feel about the bmx and skater community?

I don’t really pay attention to bmx like most scooter dooters do. But I’ve always been real tight with skaters. If you haven’t noticed I take a lot of my riding based off of skating. So they can somewhat tolerate me with my goofy handlebars. Since I moved to Richmond, VA. I’ve been filming with the same dudes who film Gilbert Crockett for Fallen and Mystery. So I’m pretty stoked on that.

If you weren't riding scooters, what would you be doing right now?

Skateboarding definitely.

Any big plans for 09?


Any last words?

Ride for fun. Don’t let anyone put you down. Shred the Gnar

REviseddd TPC part from matt mckeen on Vimeo.

*1st picture: Martin Kimbell
**2nd: Casey Murphy?


  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1TjQAQJuc4

  2. ur deffinately my favorite ride...STREET ALL DAY


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