Stevie Williams (born December 17, 1979) is a professional street skateboarder from Philadelphia, PA. He is also founder and co-owner of DGK (Dirty Ghetto Kids). He started skating at the age of 11 and it was during this early period that the term "dirty ghetto kids" first emerged as the moniker given to Williams and his friends at LOVE Park.
The DGK brand is distributed by the Kayo Corp, a partnership established through Williams' friendship with Troy Morgan from Kayo. As part of the "Est." segment on The Berrics website, Williams revealed in 2012 that the idea of DGK "really came out of nowhere", explaining that the company was built upon the Gold skateboard wheels brand that he co-owned with his good friend Eli Sotto. Williams stated in the interview that the "Dirty Ghetto Kids" name was thought of fairly immediately, elaborating that he "didn't really second-guess", as it was what he "really wanted to do".
In 2011 he snagged the twenty-seventh spot on Transworld's "30 Most Influential Skaters of All Time".
Around the same time Williams announced the establishment of "Da Playground" indoor training facility located in Atlanta, GA. It's main purpose is to provide a location for the DGK team to skate.
In 2012 DGK released the full-length video "Parental Advisory: West Coast, East Coast & International" in which every team member contributed a full part.The following year DGK was selected for the "Best Team" award at the 15th Annual Transworld SKATEboarding Awards. Parental Advisory was also nominated in the "Best Video" category. This proved to be an epic milestone for Williams and the DGK brand as it marked 10 years since the company had been established.
Williams photo courtesy of Digital Skateboarding.
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