Geto Boys member and businessman Willie D has taken a huge step forward in becoming a major player in the skateboard community. Earlier this month he announced plans to manufacture and distribute Relentless Skateboards which will role out in early March, 2009 and feature board designs endorsed by Willie D, his new rap group Huntzville, pro skateboarders and a host of interesting pop culture figures.
The company’s mission is to expand the infectious relationship that the music world shares with the skateboarder world by offering top quality boards and apparel and holding skate competitions featuring Hip Hop concerts to promote the Relentless brand and give back to the skate community.
Willie D, given name Willie Dennis has big plans for Relentless Boardz, the parent company of Relentless Skateboards which will also boast an impressive line of surfboards and snowboards. Says Willie D, “my goal is to be a servant to the skateboard community just as I am to the Hip Hop community. I respect the sacrifices that people like Steve Rocco, Rodney Mullen, Jessie Martinez, Mark Gonzales and countless other pioneers made to take skateboarding to the next level. But I also appreciate the more recent cats like Rune Glifberg, Jussi Korhonen, Greg Lutzka,Tony Hawk, Chris Gentry, Darrell Stanton, Neal Hendrix and so many more, including the distributors, magazine people, videographers, skateboard parks and fans who are dedicated to taking it even further. Besides the obvious entertainment benefits I like the passion that skateboarders have for their craft.”
Riders and spectators will get a chance to see and test ride the inaugural Relentless Skateboards line in March, 2009 at the official launch celebration to be held at Southside Skate Park in Houston, Texas U.S.A.. Riders are encouraged to sign up to compete for cash and prizes. There will also be a performance by Huntzville.
If you want to get your feet on a Relentless Skateboard and can’t wait till March, you can advance order your limited edition Relentless Skateboard by logging onto Huntzville.com