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Anthony Mosley: Mixing Money, Music and Skateboarding

By Andres Pachon

A. Pachon, a journalist and skateboard addict, is a full-time writer for SHIT® Magazine.

 

He was born July 28, 1982 in Los Angeles CA. Growing up in difficult circumstances since he had lost both his parents by the age of 12, he moved to his grandmother who guided him from then on. He got his first skateboard at the age of 4 by comedy legend "Robin Harris" which was the first glimpse of what was to become his passion in the future.

He began skateboarding at the age of 13 after getting a karate sensei's skateboard on a trade and has not stopped skating since. He made a huge impact at his first competition which was at the Tampa Am in Florida where he came out 2nd place out of 250 competitors, by then he started his pro skating career at the age of 16.

 

Anthony Mosley Sponsorships and Inspirations

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Photo: Mikael Cho (Unsplash)

Billabong became his first sponsor and he has since gained sponsors such as Shorty's, Baker, Bootleg, Ghetto Child Wheels, DVS Shoes, Krew Clothing, Black Magic Grip Tape, Nixon Watches, Active, Ride Shop, Emerica, Thunder, Black Panther Bearings, and Black Sheep Shoes.

In a 2003 interview at age 19 with Transworld Skateboarding he recalls the first videos that got him hooked on skating were Welcome To Hell, Mouse, and the Baker video–Baker 2G. He also mentions his lack of confidence in his vert skating abilities and that he prefers street skating as his discipline of choice.

 

 

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Music and Business Success

He was working alongside a major music label to produce his first debut album (yet to be released) and worked with Black Sheep creating a skate based clothing and shoe line. He has since sold his part at this company, donated some of his earning and also started the worldwide "Be Cool" skating clinics for kids, providing a fun and constructive challenge for kids of all ages.

In current years, Moseley has been off the grid, his last tweet being 2015 and he has received very little media coverage since then. We recommend you check out his classic clips on YouTube so you can see for yourself the amazing SHIT® this dude once pulled off.

 

 

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