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From 1968 to 1975, gangs ruled New York City. Beyond the idealistic hopes of the civil rights movement lay a unfocused rage. Neither law enforcement nor social agency could end the escalating bloodshed. Peace came only through the most unlikely and courageous of events that would change the world for generations to come by giving birth to hip-hop culture. Rubble Kings, the most comprehensive documentation of life during this era of gang rule to date, tells the story of how a few extraordinary, forgotten people did the impossible, and how their actions impacted the world over.Written by
An amazing look back at a tumultuous time in America and NYC.
I was a teen in the early 70's and the gang thing was happening all over the place...Here in Philly was no different only it was not one tenth of what NYC and the Bronx was...I used to go to NYC for Chilton printing Back in the day...All over the place...Taking the F train, the subways hot and reeking of urine, the subway cars horrible wrecks... I got lost off the BQE once driving...I can laugh now but...Under that highway, in those days, was like a world seldom seen by middle class...Unimaginable figures of people milling about haunted looks in their eyes...
Mad respect to the men and women that survived those times...I have met many from the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn...I never met one who wasn't well grounded...They have a quiet and reserved strength and confidence. You feel they are good people and you have NO DOUBT that you better be on your toes and respect them...They in turn are the funniest and best people...They are real...Not a fake bone in their bodies...
This movie shows the old school for what it was and thankfully what it has become.
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