A few years ago Skate Mafia’s Kellen James started a skate shop in San Diego called Arts-Rec with 9Five Eyewear’s Mike Metcalf. The shop have now dropped a short but stacked edit titled ‘Before Noon’ consisting of footage of Kellen as well as some dialogue on how his life currently is.
Kellen talks of how having responsibilities as a father now means he has a sharp schedule. Kellen attempts to get out skating early in the morning and film some tricks before taking up father duties and chilling in the afternoon. The part is filmed by Zack Mack and with Kellen skating to Big L and Sean Price we have a great soundtrack to match some solid skating as usual!
For those who don’t know of Arts-Rec the following ‘About Us’ extract is taken from their website. Introducing Art-Rec (pronounced Arts and Rec), the culmination of everything aforementioned. Centrally located on Logan Avenue in San Diego, in the hub of the Barrio Logan community, A-R is our cumulative dream skate shop/ boutique, offering only top tier, hand selected brands that have inspired our own, including Stussy, Nike SB, Nike Sportswear, Born X Raised, Vans, Welcome, Quasi and of course, 9FIVE.