Friday, May 8, 2009
Williams, who grew up in North Philadelphia, became interested in skateboarding at a very young age after randomly being challenged to do a skateboard trick by a bunch of local skateboarders, he was successful and defeated the challenge. Williams became more involved in the passionate and aggressive Philadelphia skateboarding scene. Williams got his first skateboard at the age of 11 and would always be seen on the streets skateboarding. He and his friends were often taunted at the local skate arena as "Dirty Ghetto Kids", but his passion for skateboarding did not change.
After being sponsored by DC Shoes for six years, Stevie Williams left to be the first skateboarder to be sponsored by Reebok in 2004 and was the foundation for their skateboarding shoes line. In late 2007, Williams left Reebok and was later asked to give some advice in the design of a skate shoe for the Jordan Brand. In 2006, Williams opened a skate shop L&K Limited in Oceanside, California together with Nick Lockman. He also had some minor appearances in movies outside skateboarding and will be featured in the movie Street Dreams by Rob Dyrdek. Stevie appeared in the music video for "Kick, Push" by Lupe Fiasco.And appeared in the music video for "Drop it like it's hot" by Snoop Dogg and Pharell WilliamsIn 2008, Williams opened another skate shop Sk8tique in Atlanta, Georgia together with Hip-Hop DJ/Producer Don Cannon.