Mike Rafter

Old-school Sacramentans will remember the days when bands like Fugazi and the Beastie Boys provided live tunes for skateboarders at the Grind in West Sac. The music fortified the skaters, a concept Mike Rafter, owner of Flat Spot skate shop, can relate to. “These are my favorite songs that have been featured in some of the best all-time skateboard videos,” he explained. “This would be the Playlist you would want to rock before you go skate to get you hyped up!”

1. “93 ’Til Infinity”
by Souls of Mischief (from 93 ’Til Infinity)

2. “Back In Black”
by AC/DC (from Back In Black)

3. “Now You’re Mine”
by Gang Starr (from Hard to Earn)

4. “Publicity”
by GZA/Genius (from Beneath the Surface)

5. “Haunted and Nervous”
by Sizzla (from 2 Strong)