Lil Wayne may be in these streets talking about his skateboarding career, but Darren Harper is living it one kick-push at a time.
The DC-born and bred skateboarder came from a rough past, claiming to have seen his first murder at the age of 9 and then fell into a life of drug dealing before he found a love for skating.
Since then, the self-proclaimed "Obama of skateboarding" has found a fruitful career as one of the premiere skaters out of DC.
GlobalGrind had the opportunity catch up with the skateboarder in action at the Chelsea Piers skate park to talk about his early life, and his rise to greatness. Check out the exclusive interview in the video above.