Myk Pate II
?MYK, Street Local Myk, Myk Dread
Where are you from?
Born in Jamaica, Queens NYC, Spent most of my life in Salinas and Monterey Bay, California. I have been in Charlotte for a min, I’ll be making an address change soon.
Who do you work for?
Quintin, Creative Loafing Charlotte, and a lot of side hustlin’.
What are your Current Project(s)?
One of the Men behind Street Local, plus working with a private label fitted cap company named Quintin, also the Broken United FC which is a Broken Beat / NuJazz / Future Soul DJ & Artist Collective, apart of this new launch for Creative Loafing Music in Charlotte, and filming a live action video for creator Marcus Kiser of God City for his comic book named “Invisible Solider”. I have some other things on the low with Black Sheep Skateshop. I’m always down for new ideas and the hard work to get things built from the ground up.
Who would you love to work with?
Greg Carroll @ Empire Dist, also I met Jim Thiebaud @ Deluxe back in 89′ @ a demo, Him and Ron Allen liked my sketches when he skated for Santa Monica Airlines, like an idiot I lost his contact info. Ultimately, I’d rather work with the people I already know..keep it fam you know.
If you had to give all your sneakers away to charity except for one pair, which ones would you keep?
That’s easy..my 99′ Jordan 4 retros..it’s a no brainer.
What’s on your iPod right now?
4hero, Afta-1, Bugz In The Attic, Jazzanova, Kaidi Tatham, Domu, Jonny Miller, Mark De Clive-Lowe, Altered Native, Ceramic aka DJ Magic, JDilla, Spice 1, E-40, all DJ Jamad’s Afromentals, J Davey, DJ Rels, Black Moon, Epmd, Gangstarr, M.O.P, Ghostface, Madvillian, OutKast, Goodie Mob, Erik Rico, Fela Kuti, James Brown, Roy Ayers, Morris Day&The Time, Omar, Stevie Wonder, Spacek, Vikter Duplaix, The Cure, The Clash, Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, Rage Against the Machine, Stone Temple Pilots, Bob Marley, Supercat, Capelton, Sizzla, The Mizell Brothers, Bob James, David Axelrod, Simon Harrison’s Basic Soul Show, Bopstar Sessions, Stones Throw, and Broken Beat Radio podcasts..honestly all on my iPhone..which can’t be good.
What’s your Favorite ATL food?
Rama 5, Thumbs Up, R Thomas, I still like the fried pies at the Varsity.
What’s your Favorite ATL hangout?
Standard, El Bar, Sugahill
What are your Pet Peeves?
People not following through and tardiness. People who walk around with skate decks as a fashion accessory. Women who touch my locs without permission..I have no idea were your hands have been. Dudes that have nothing else to talk about but what they seen on Hypebeast. Parties that say they play “upscale Hip-Hop”..what the hell does that mean?
Mom, Dad, Sis, My Family, Donald, Steven Hart aka DJ Apex, Henry Broggi, Omar, Jimmy, Jamaal, Josh Frazier & Chase @BlackSheep Skateshop, Bobby Webster @ Niche Market, A.C., Radar, Shane, AHuf, BLNGxBDGT, BuckMaster, The Joneses, Dom, Camden Crooks, Ryan Acker, Tim Haught, Cory Patton aka King Alga, Farshad & Dan@ Standard, Brett Wiley, Rex@RogueStatus, Maf, DJ Enlil, DJ Justice, DJ Jamad, DJ Rasta Root, DJ DR, DJ Smitty, Nene, Dirt Squad, OJ Farrar, Lola Smalls, Chad, Sumner, Prince Presto, Rob Wonder, KhanOne, Brave Benard, Rubix, Gene Brown, Darryl @ Moods Music, Jasiatic, Lauren Remesi, Miss Sanders, Michelle Kee, Snatch Crew @ Alley Cat, God City Crew, Noda Velo, Camilla@Blu Magazine, Ni @Strictly Fitted, Carlton Hargro@Creative Loafing, Sol-Kitchen, Chalkboard, Broken United FC, Quintin, Hadi, Nikki, and the Process/EC for this opportunity.