Legendary New York graffiti artist Lee Quinones plays the part of Zoro, the city's hottest and most elusive graffiti writer. The actual story of the movie concerns the tension between ... See full summary »
'Lee' George Quinones,
Fab 5 Freddy
Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas' 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. Twenty ... See full summary »
A documentary that reveals how a forgotten record by the Incredible Bongo Band helped cement the foundation of hip hop when DJ Herc extended its percussion by playing them back to back, creating an anthem on the streets of the Bronx.
How I wish I could have lived there during that time
This documentary goes into the year 1977 of new york city and what had happened and why it was the coolest year in hell...obviously :).
It goes into the whole hip hop and punk scene emerging and starting, block parties, The black out that happened, Clubs that originated, Gay rights movements, Politics that had happened that year. Many things are covered in this documentary in that year.
I thought it was quite an inspiration to see some of hip hop and punks roots and even more inspiring to see afrika bambaata invite all the punk rockers to party with all the hip hop people. Any punk rocker and hip hop head should watch this documentary for those reasons alone and learn its the music that unites the people cause it did back then.
Even the clubs originations are really cool to learn about and makes ya really envious that you wish you had lived there in that time. Swinger bars full of orgies, cocaine, buffets. Wow what a party scene it was back then....Hugely inspired after watching so many cultural things inspire from that city. Some good and some bad but what is life without balance of both. Highly recommended
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