Most heads, especially American tourists, would run shook if they found themselves caught up in the middle of a European street riot set off by the Czechs winning the 2005 World Hockey Championship, but not Rob Dyrdek and Christopher “Big Black” Boykin. The now stars of MTV’s Rob and Big looked right past the cabbie getting his face caved in and the cars flipped by the happy mob in the center of Prague to join in the festivities. After all, they were on the Gumball 3000 rally! That was the first time RIDES had met the two, and it taught us a valuable lesson: Expect the unexpected. So it’s no surprise to see Music Television’s daring duo trying to floss a flat-black Ford Pinto or thinking it would be best to paint a brand-new Tahoe to match. Even the mini-horse doesn’t shock us (well, not anymore). But this type of behavior is what quickly made the pro skater and bodyguard America’s new favorite buddies. In addition to the upcoming season this May, Rob is working on Street Dreams, a feature film on skateboarding starring Jackass’s Ryan Dunn and skate pros Terry Kennedy, Ryan Sheckler and Paul Rodriguez. He also started Rogue Status, a clothing line under Travis Barker’s Famous Stars and Straps. Big Black isn’t slacking either; he’s about to drop a new Big Black and the Chunky Boys track produced by Drama Beats titled “Pull Ya Belly Out.” Oh, and apparently the duo have some moonlighting planned, involving a lil’ rhythm and blues and exotic male dancing… Remember, people, expect the unexpected.
Story brian scotto /// Photography Zach Cordner