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Other videos put out by Black Label:

  Who Cares? The Duane Peters Story (2005)
  Label Live (2004)
  Black Out (2003)

Label Kills
Black Label
2001, 50 minutes
Current Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

If you could put together the most entertaining skate video what would you put in it? Would you have a good mix of street and vert, maybe throw a little poolriding in there? Some gnarly-ass rail and bank tricks mixed with a little bit of old school? Hey, how about someone ollies off of a roof into a pool? Or, someone grinding on a rock? Or, yeah, an axle stall on an old tire? And lots of falls too? Well, there's all this and more in Label Kills.

Letsgo February 13, 2002

I haven't seen such creativity since Blind's Video Days. Even the music is unique and gets you pumped. I love the mix of all the different styles of skating, with Jason Adams throwing no-comply variations and his huge boardslide down the curvy ledge, to Omar Hassan's insane pool riding, to the handrail gnar that Ben Giley throws down. I think he has just as many falls in this video as tricks landed, but still is entertaining to say the least. I also love the little old school show that Lucero puts on at the end. With all of its diversity and creativity, one would be crazy not to check out this video. Buy a big fat bag of red hots, sit down, and enjoy a flick.


World1991 April 10, 2003

Label Kills is a video that will definitely stand the test of time. From the get go, this video forgoes all the clichés currently associated with many of today’s modern street skating videos. Rather than focusing on current trends/tricks, Label Kills pays homage to skateboarding’s diverse and rich history. Black Label’s elder squad (Omar Hassan, Matt Hensley, Mike Vallely, etc.) provides some of the best tricks (no comply variations, wall rides, early grabs, etc.) often lost in the current crop of videos coming out. Although the Label offers up some compelling skateboarding from the past, there is definitely no shortage of gnarly upstarts. Skaters like Ben Gilley and Adam Alfaro destroy huge rails and themselves in the process. The editing is so exceptional in this video that one wonders if a younger and much more in tune Stacy Peralta could be secretly hiding behind the scenes. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to skateboarding, you will not be able to forget the Label after this one.


What to Expect:

Featured Skaters:
Jason "The Kid" Adams
Salman Agah
Adam Alfaro
Ricky Espinoza
Jim Gagne
Ben Gilley
Jeff Grosso
Omar Hassan
Neil Hendrix
Matt Hensley
Wes Lott
John Lucero
Patrick Melcher
Pat Smith
Wade Speyer
Kristian Svitak
Mike Vallely

Sound Track:
If you dig the music from Label Kills, check out the soundtrack for it.

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