Enrique Lorenzo’s Louw Skateboards’ posse come through with the dopeness in the form of ‘Tribute’, which sees footage from the OG Menace days blended with the Louw Skateboards team to a selection of Wu-Tang classics – basically a multi generational ode to being G as fuck! Mad editing props to Mario Canon on this one…
A Tribute to the Menace Days,
By Enrique Lorenzo;
“Billy Valdez, Eric Pupecki, Steven Cales, Fabian Alomar, Joey Suriel, Lee Smith and Javier Nuñez: friends with whom I spent great moments since 1996. I met them in Chaffey, Rialto, a school where we used to skate. After moving to Hollywood with Socrates Leal and starting to shoot for World Industries, we began to skate together daily at USC, Santa Monica, Venice, Lockwood, Los Feliz… Being with them was a bit surreal. I knew who they were, but i never imagined getting to get along so well. I did not know much English and they spoke perfect Spanish, so it was easy to become good friends!”
“Tribute” is the name of the video edited by Mario Cano and filmed by Fernando Garcia (L.A.), Enrique Lorenzo, Felix Bollaín and Mario Cano. It includes original and previously unseen footage of the Menace boys Fabian Alomar, Eric Pupecki, Billy Valdez, Joey Suriel, Lee Smith, Steven Cales and Javier Nuñez mixed with the likes of Enrique Lorenzo´s Louw: Octavio Barrera, Felipe Bartolomé, Pol Catena, Carlos Cardeñosa and Juan Virues.