Pharrell's ARTST TLK: Tony Hawk [VIDEO]

tony hawk pharrell The latest episode of Pharrell's ARTST TLK series feature the Michael Jordan of skateboarding, Tony Hawk. In this ...

The latest episode of Pharrell's ARTST TLK series feature the Michael Jordan of skateboarding, Tony Hawk.

In this nearly half-hour sit-down with the skating legend, The Birdman speaks to Skateboard P about his trailblazing and iconic career. The topics range from Hawk's beginnings as a troubled childhood prodigy to becoming a professional skater to his role as one of the most lucrative business men in the history of sports and video games.

"The whole issue of being called a sell-out, I had to deal with that early on because I was the first one to go out and get an outside sponsorship, endorsements and things. As soon as I did a video game people said 'that's it you sold out," explained Hawk. "You kidding me? When I was 14 years old  I had a skateboard with my name on it. If somebody came up to me and asked If I wanted to make a video game? Yes! sign me up. Hey, you want to be in a McDonald's commercial? Yes! I ate there today. I'm starting to realize people call you a sell-out when your stuff finally sells."

Check out the full and interesting interview from the two innovators of culture down after the jump.

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