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Wilfredo Gomez Is Back

Posted on March 31, 2010

The much anticipated return of Wilfredo Gomez will go down Sunday in the season finale of "How to Make It in America." The would be skate legend got off his meds and had a break down curbing Ben and Cams skate deck business.

The real identity of Wilfredo Gomez is non other than Javier Nunez, aka "Pool Thug," a New York City skate Legend. Check him out...

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Episode 1.07 Sountrack

Posted on March 29, 2010

The set list for episode 1.07 - Keep On Truck'n

  • Shawn Anthony - "Yea/No"
  • Beenie Man - "Who Am I"
  • Nas Ft. Damian Marley - "As We Enter"
  • White Arrows - "Coming Or Going"
  • On Blast - "Wanna Lose Control"
  • Eric Hachikian - "VI"
  • Illfonics - "Into The Wild"
  • Little River Band - "Reminiscing"
  • Eric Hachikian - "I"
  • Phoenix - "Rome"
  • Quantic Soul Orchestra - "Tropidelico"
  • Broken Bells - "The High Road"
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Rachel or Julie?

Posted on March 29, 2010

It looks like Ben Epstein has found himself in the middle of a love triangle.  Who should he choose, his ex Rachel played by Lake Bell, or Julie played by Margarita Levieva?

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Aloe Blacc – “I Need A Dollar” Music Video Teaser

Posted on March 28, 2010

The "I Need A Dollar" music video is coming soon. Check out this quick teaser.

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HBO Presents “The Get By”

Posted on March 23, 2010

HBO continues to hit the streets of New York documenting the lives of pro skateboarders in order to help promote their new series "How to Make It in America." A few weeks back they released the "Legend of Wilfredo Gomez" video, which featured a who's who of the most talented skaters around. This week marks the release of "The Get By: Making it on the Streets of NYC." The new documentary that chronicles the lives of New York City skaters, and their struggle to hustle their way through the Big Apple and make it to the top of the skateboarding world. The highlights feature Jake Johnson, Gino Iannucci, Black Rob, Anthony Pappalardo, and Jahmal Williams. All these skaters are considered the best of the best and are in high demand and rarely seen on film. HBO has delivered another gem with this group of underground heavyweights. Check it out above or on HBO OnDemand.

Featured Skaters:

•Fred Gall, Habitat Skateboards
•Quim Cardona, Organika Skateboards
•Luis Tolentino, SHUT Skateboards
•Eli Reed, Zoo York Skateboards
•Jack Sabback, Traffic Skateboards
•Bill Strobeck, Skateboard Filmer
•Black Rob, Substance Skateboards
•Jake Johnson, Alien Workshop Skateboards
•Gino Iannucci, Chocolate Skateboards
•J. Strickland, Skateboard Filmer
•German Nieves, 10 DEEP
•Joey Pepper, Expedition
•Anthony Pappalardo, Chocolate Skateboards
•Steve Rodriguez, 5Boro Skateboards
•Nevett Steele III, KCDC Skateshop
•Jahmal Williams, HOPPS Skateboards
•Zered Bassett, Zoo York Skateboards
•Todd Jordan, SHUT Skateboards


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Episode 1.06 Soundtrack

Posted on March 22, 2010

The set list for episode 1.06 - Good Vintage

  • Aqua - "Baby Body"
  • Roger Espinoza - "Espimel's Journey
  • Other Viewz - "Travel Light"
  • Clippers - "De Bolo Voy"
  • Shout Out Louds - "Normandie"
  • Mackintosh Braun - "Wake Up"
  • Superhumanoids - "Cranial Contest"
  • Caution Cat - "Landslide"
  • Joe Bataan - "Keep The Change"
  • Hot Chip - "Over and Over"
  • Pete Yorn - "Paradise Cove"
  • Althea and Donna - "Uptown Top Ranking"
  • John Boyd - "Feels Good"
  • Jack Penate - "Tonights Today"
  • Hall and Oates -"Maneater"
  • Bag Raiders - "Shooting Stars"
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Inside The Episode: 1.06 “Good Vintage”

Posted on March 22, 2010

Take a quick look behind the scenes of episode 1.06 "Good Vintage." Commentary by director Julian Farino.

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Meet Margarita Levieva

Posted on March 22, 2010

Episode 6 of "How to Make It in America" introduced Ben Epstein's new love interest Julie, also know as Margarita Levieva.

Margarita was born in Leningrad, Russia. At an early age, she began the rigorous training of a competitive gymnast that let her to becoming a member of the Russian rhythmic gymnastics Olympic team.

When she was 11, Levieva's mother moved her to Brooklyn in New York City. Levieva majored in economics at NYU and worked as a fashion buyer. Her continuing interest in acting led her to be accepted into the Meisner Training Program at the William Esper Studio. She got her first big break with a staring role in the t.v. series "Vanished," and her breakout movie role in "Spread" playing opposite Ashton Kutcher.

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Bryan Greenberg Reforms Health Care In America

Posted on March 22, 2010


Last night marked a historic night in our country, as congress moved to pass health care reform. Love it or hate it you can't deny its significance.  You might remember the "Yes We Can" video that was produced by Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas during President Obama's campaign. Check out our own Bryan Greenberg in the video several times.

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Coming Soon: Aloe Blacc’s Official “I Need A Dollar” Music Video

Posted on March 20, 2010

Aloe Blacc, the musician that stole the show from Luis Guzman, who stole the show from Bryan Greenberg, is set to release the official music video for his hit song "I Need A Dollar."  This is the lead single from Aloe Blacc's forth coming album Good Things. The album is produced by Truth & Soul, and features the backing from the band known as Expressions and El Michels Affair. Production on the music video is wrapping up this month, and the album is coming to stores soon, and for you vinyl junkies out there, "I Need A Dollar" will be in stores on 12-inch in April. Stay tuned, more details coming soon.

Blacc describes himself as a musician. He has produced music in many genres from country and folk to hip-hop and dancehall. "Whatever I make depends on what instrument I choose to pick up at the time; the guitar usually brings something alternative out, while the keys direct me to a more soulful composition. Most times I just make some banging hip hop."

A So Cal native Aloe Blacc began his recording career as an MC back in 1995, when he joined up with hip-hop producer Exile to form the mainstay indie rap group, Emanon. A few years later, Aloe would stow away on a Lootpack European tour and become fast friends with Oh No a relationship which led to many fruitful collaborations as a solo artist.

These days, Aloe Blacc has evolved into a true Renaissance man. Recordings like his Latin cover of John Legends Ordinary People prove that not only can this multi-instrumentalist produce, rap and sing but he can flip it in Spanish, too. With an amazingly broad set of influences ranging widely from the acoustic guitar stylings of folk artist Cat Stevens, to the soul-stirring sounds of the Negro Spirituals, Aloe prides himself on the spectrum of his musical roots. His sound often forays into the digital R&B realm, but always grooves with a tinge of Latin and the pulse of hip-hop.

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