Growing up in the scene, my friends and I wanted to learn as much as possible about Hiphop and all things related to the culture. Rap music of the ’90s was always filled with timelines of the past. Bits and pieces of history for us to discover.
Below are a few examples:
Nas Illmatic intro starts with a scene from “Wild Style”
Nas: The Genesis Intro:
Ghostface’s Ironman album quoted “Education of Sonny Carson” [Education of Sonny Carson blog]
and of course one of the most famous and quoted movies in Hiphop history THE WARRIORS.
The Warriors highlights New York’s gang “epidemic” of the ’70s. An introduction into a cool and badass lifestyle that made the teens of New York stand for something. Before Hiphop you had Nomads, Skulls, Spades and Ghetto Brothers to name a few.
The Warriors trailer:
The Warriors Full movie:
For those that have yet to see movie, we encourage you to do so. We also encourage you to dig a little deeper when it comes to what inspired the birth of our culture.
Check out our blog on the gangs of New York and dig a little more.