The band of brothers had slept like tree logs from the Gnome Forest – coincidentally their exact current location. It was a bird song that woke them up – a chatter that they’d never heard in the urban environment they were accustomed to (except for Steebz who lives in the countryside but still has a metropolitan mindset). 874 more words
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A marvelous title for a marvelous hip-hop documentary that was produced in 1986 and shot entirely in New York City by the marvelous Dutch filmmaker, journalist, rap fanatic, and owner of possibly the greatest name ever Bram Van Splunteren. 20 more words
PPH is delighted to welcome BFI curator Dylan Cave to discuss a hip hop rarity that’s finally available on DVD.
Most hip hop heads have archival tendencies.Think of DJ Shadow trawling through his stacks of forgotten wax, surrounded by floor to ceiling towers of historical documents in Doug Pray’s seminal DJ doc, … 947 more words
New York, 1986: a city of big dreams and equally big problems. Like New York itself, hip-hop music encompassed both of these human conditions. But hip-hop and its cultural birthplace shared other important characteristics, too: the desire to always be original, a hustle-to-survive ambition, and — if the stars aligned — the ability to come out on top, no matter what the odds. 308 more words