Gza Talks Hip-Hop And Extreme Sports

It was a mix of Wu Wear and thermals this past weekend as "Fridge" magazine and AKA.com hosted the second annual "Brooklyn, Vermont" urban snowboard festival, an event actually held in Killington, Vermont.

In addition to the three days of snowboarding competitions, the "Brooklyn, Vermont" fest also featured a hip-hop concert with Pharaohe Monch, DJ Tony Touch, and Gza from the Wu-Tang Clan.

During an interview, Gza talked about how he became involved in this year's festival, and while the rapper doesn't snowboard, he admitted to being a fan of extreme sports in general.

"I was always interested in skateboarding," Gza said. "I don't know how to do it. I can't do 360s or none of that sh**. I can ride a skateboard. I can get on it and I can balance myself and I can move. I was always interested in skateboarding, BMX bike riding, flipping, gymnastics. Anything

with tumbling, turning, twisting, and extreme sports. Evel Knievel, whatever the f*** you want to call it, I like that."

"So, I like skateboarding," he added. "It's wild, freestyle. It's off the [top of your] head. It's spontaneous. It's like hip-hop to me. It's fly and it's not corny. You can't take a look at this sh**, see a motherf***er do a 720 and say that's corny, because it's not." [RealVideo]

"Snowboarding is skateboarding without the wheels, just on snow," Gza said. "It's the same thing, just that one is on hard ground with the wheels, the other is on snow. You just have to know how to maneuver your board and do things you want to do.... Like I did the 'Crash Your Crew' video, and it had skateboarding in it, you know. I like snowboarding, and I like to watch it." [RealVideo]

Gza will start a month-long tour of Europe this weekend in Germany.