Just over a decade ago, peculiar long black rectangular stickers with a bold white phrase started appearing in the vicinity of spots all over the Philadelphia area. It was pretty apparent that this crew, whoever they were, had been scouring the city pretty thoroughly. The Chocolate Truck crew had arrived.
Fast-forward to 2013, and this group of friends (primarily from the Philly suburban town of Levittown, as well as a few members from neighboring Havertown and Phoenixville) released a self-titled full-length video that became arguably the most talked-about independent release of the year, and rightfully so. It was overflowing with talent (many of the featured names unheard-of prior to the video’s release), dope spots, and most importantly, also an acute cohesion of friends having a good time together, which is apparent throughout the entire video.
After its release, the crew was getting international recognition from the BMX community all around the world, and a number of U.S. companies started hooking up various members. Plans started brewing for a follow-up video, and filming for the next project ambitiously kicked in.
Then life happened. In between Matt Miller moving to New York, dudes getting jobs, buying houses, getting married, etc. over eight years has passed since filming the first clip. A release date just never seemed to come to fruition. The Chocolate Truck squad started filming for it as college kids and were getting 11th hour clips as full-on grown-ups.
Chocolate Truck 2 ended up being over eight years in the making, and the long-awaited results are stellar. As Joey Piazza said, “Time doesn’t matter–these clips are going to be timeless.”
And a timeless classic it is. - RD