Jon Newport: Skateboarder/Lower MGMT/Radio Personality/Slumerican
BG: Describe your personal look:
JN: Skateboarder, hip-hop, redneck.
BG: You’re originally from Georgia. What are some southern influences on your style?
JN: Chilling at a BBQ.
BG: Aside from your wardrobe, you’re known for having crazy ‘dos. This year you’ve rocked a Pantera, the Bud Bundy mushroom, frosted tips, and some-kind-a-blue. What’s up?
JN: Jenna Perry is my personal hair stylist. She takes care of all my hair-cuttery.
BG: Back in the 90s I read an interview where Mike D said he was all about taking fly fashion risks. What’s a Jon Newport fly fashion risk?
JN: I don’t consider anything I do a risk. I just wear clothes.
BG: What were your fashion influences as a kid?
JN: In skateboarding, Plan B and the skate video “20 Shot Sequence” and in music, Hieroglyphics, Outkast, Native Tongues.
BG: Describe a typical day.
JN: That depends on if it’s my day or a Yela day. If it’s my day, I wake up, shower, hit the streets and go to a café for Americano. I’ll skate past dark, have a cocktail with dinner, then hit the streets again and go out all night. If it’s a Yela day and I’m on tour, like this summer’s VANS WARP TOUR, I’d wake up from the hotel and repack the van, get food, drive who-knows-how-many-hours to the next city …
BG: You drive?
JN: I sit in the back. Bad kids sit in back. Then it’s off to sound-check, the show, after-party, bottles, you know. As “lower management,” I have to make sure we all make it to the next hotel, the next city, next show.
BG: Favorite city:
BG: Besides skate, what do you do to stay in shape?
JN: Work at Lil’ Frankies, running dishes and glassware up and down stairs all night.
BG: Catch phrase of 2011:
JN: Yer killin it kiddiee kahhhh.
BG: Favorite brands:
BG: Favorite spot to SHOP/EAT/DRINK/RELAX:
JN: Walmart. Fox Brothers BBQ in Atlanta. Down by the river and down by the river.
BG: Accessory of choice:
JN: Snapback hat or beanie.
BG: What’s a special skill no one knows about?
JN: I’m an undercover chef.
BG: Biggest vice:
JN: Drinking. Is that a vice? What’s really a vice? That’s a subjective question.
BG: Last thing you read:
BG: Would your mom approve of your style?
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