New York, Paris, London, Berlin, Tokyo...Kevin Long is a dashing playboy and international man of mystery. It's with the confidence and swagger of a young man who's seen it all that Kevin steps onto his board, causing pretty much anyone within eyeshot to stand up and nervously take notice. Kevin gained his knowledge the hard way--on the streets--and has used his straight gangsta hustle to parlay his boardskillz into big deals with some of the world's most renowned skateboard companies. Kevin's big-time pro status is well-deserved, just peep the Emerica This is Skateboarding and Baker's Baker 3 videos, available at a skate shop near you.
Not bad for a kid of such humble beginnings. A former pimp, playa, hustler and con-man extraordinaire, Kevin's nickname, Spanky, comes from the heavy-handed pimpin' lessons he served up while breaking in hoes down on the track in the dirty ghettos of his hometown in Westlake Village, California. Speaking from his recently-acquired opulent residence in Hollywood, Kevin says he's only too happy to finally leave the thug life behind him. But, he warns, "You can take da thug out da ghetto, but you cain't never take da ghetto out da thug." Word.
Kevin rides for Emerica, Baker skateboards, Independent trucks, Spitfire wheels, RVCA, Ashbury, Shakejunt and Pharmacy Boardshop.