RB UMALI | 2016

RB UMALI | 2016

RB Umali has been living and documenting skateboarding in New York City for 20 years now. He’s spent time cruising the streets with the most legendary skateboarders of all time. RB has also seen the skate scene and city change and evolve over the years, giving him a unique perspective on street culture in the Big Apple. A few months ago, the weekend of New York’s annual Harold Hunter Day celebration approached, I thought it would be a perfect time to catch up with RB and get him to reflect on his time in the city as one of its most important skate filmers in the ’90s. We discussed the old New York, OG Zoo York, OG Supreme, Harold Hunter, Justin Pierce, and more. The following interview is a history lesson on an East Coast scene that shaped a generation.

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