Posts Tagged ‘documentary’

TBT: “NO BACKSPINS, ONLY FATALITIES” WORST JAM EVER DOCUMENTARY

When we first got an email about this documentary (BATTLE CRY) which took place in Germany in 2012, our initial reaction was “Ok, why do we care? It’s not our business, not our problem”, but we eventually decided to check it out. From the opening statement it was on… Letter from the event organizer: Hey, yall, first of all I want to say….If you guys really want to upload this documentary about our organization we will not pay any of you guys…… Read more

TBT: “Uprising: Hip-Hop and the LA Riots” on VH1

This piece was originally published on 11/25/14 This past Sunday marked the 20-year anniversary of the infamous Los Angeles Riots that resulted from the jury decision involving the beating of Rodney King. Complete and utter chaos took over Los Angeles as thousands of people began stealing, assaulting, burning, and even murdering all over L.A. 54 people were killed and thousands of people were injured as a result of the LA riots. If you know anyone… Read more

Handstand: Breaking Boundaries

Handstand depicts the coming of age of a young generation in Egypt that is trying to carve a place out for its love of breaking in a generally un-accepting society. Not only is dancing frowned upon and viewed as socially unacceptable, but making it a career is considered second only to suicide in the conservative Arab state. From sidewalk battles, Egypt’s B-Boy culture grows and a breaking community begins to form around it with more dancers (B-Boys… Read more

Get on Up: The James Brown Story

This summer, its about to go down. The incredible life story of James Brown aka Mr. Dynamite the hardest working man in show business aka Soul brother #1 and The Godfather of Soul hits theaters in the blockbuster movie GET ON UP. The film will give an inside look at the man, the legend. From his childhood years  to worldwide icon and becoming one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. We simply cant wait for opening night.  We encourage everyone… Read more

All Out War

Somewhere in the world right now, two people are using every ounce of their strength, passion and creativity to destroy each other in combat. This ritual can be witnessed in any city from N.Y. to Shanghai. As most of you know, it’s called battling, and it’s the main pillar of one of modern history’s most explosive subcultures: b-boying.

 All Out War has been a passion project of mine for years now. Growing up in the… Read more

Award Winning Documentary Film Among B-Boys Airs on Public Television during the Month of May!

In May 2011, my documentary film Among B-Boys – that shares stories about the intersection of breaking and Hip Hop culture, and the Central California and Midwest Hmong youth community – premiered at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. From there it would garner the audience choice award for best documentary, and quietly embark on a tour of niche Asian American film festivals, college campuses, and community centers, around the country. We’ve been celebrated… Read more

Yo! The Story Of Yo! MTV Raps

Back in June, Vh1 released a documentary on the TV series Yo! MTV Raps, which aired on MTV from 1988-1995. I’m sure most of you are familiar with it, but for those of you who may have been too young at the time or couldn’t catch the show overseas, Yo! MTV Raps was the first television show completely dedicated to hip hop. It featured live performances and guest appearances by everyone from Eric B & Rakim, Run… Read more

Spike Lee presents: Michael Jackson ‘BAD 25’

Three days ago the official trailer was released for Spike Lee’s much anticipated documentary, BAD 25, which focuses on the behind-the-scenes production of Michael Jackson’s BAD album on it’s 25th anniversary. To complete the documentary, Spike Lee is said to have compiled archived footage from music video shoots and studio sessions, as well as interviews with friends and those with those who worked closely with Michael Jackson on his projects. “We have footage in this documentary that… Read more

‘Sample This’ Movie Trailer

Having been sampled over 200 times (and probably many more without proper credit), the 1973 track “Apache” by the Incredible Bongo Band is often referred to as the most influential record in the history of hip hop. This weekend at the Austin Film Festival, a new documentary called ‘Sample This’ will be shown for the first time, which revolves around the song’s creation, the band’s story, and the influence this mega track had on our culture. The… Read more

WALL WRITERS (TRAILER)

Graffiti is one of those rare cultures where we have the privilege of still having our forefathers around. Wall Writers is the tale of modern day graffiti (in its most infant stage) told by the people who started it all. In the trailer you’ll see TAKI 183, CORNBREAD and more…think about it…we’re talking OVER A DECADE BEFORE STYLE WARS. An era before even hiphop existed and the name of the game was just straight up vandalism and… Read more

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