Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Papa Wu (WuTangClan), ODB's Mom and Greta Hunter Interview

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This clip was shot backstage at the "Annual Raising of Kings and Queens Day" in the Bronx this past Summer. In this clip, Papa Wu of the WuTangClan and Cherry Jones, ODB's Mom, talk about Hip-Hop and the need to bring it back to the Bronx where it all began.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Graffiti Legend: ROLLEO Interview at 5-Pointz

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This short clip came about last year at "Old Timer's Day" at 5 Pointz Graffiti Museum in NYC. ROLLEO was a legend on the trains back in the day. Here we get a chance to see him working on a piece at the Museum, goofing all with Graffiti Legend: BLADE, signing a kid's black book as well as talking a bit about his history.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Graffiti Legend: WINE-149 Interview at 5-Pointz

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This interview was shot at 5 Pointz Graffiti Museum in NYC at the "Old Timers" day this past year. WINE gives a great interview and shares his history and view on graffiti writers of today and the past.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

"DONZ" Crew Spittin' Rhymes in a Cypher in Latimer Projects, Queens, NY

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I'm back on the streets of New York City where I live, the birth place of Hip-Hop. This time I'm with my friend and fellow filmmaker, Javier Goin as we take on the Latimer Projects in Queens, NY. We are working on our joint project SKILLZ DVD Magazine capturing a hot "Off the Head" Cypher where 3 underground Hip-Hop Artists from the DONZ Crew spit some solid rhymes. They are: Nutrageous, Ron and Semi-Automatic.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

"TREE" Spittin' Rhymes in the Y-O!

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Once again I hit the road with SKILLZ DVD Magazine, a project that I did with my friend and fellow filmmaker, Javier Goin. This time we were in the Y-O, that's Yonkers, NY if you didn't know already from previous posts. We had a bit of a cypher jumping off on the Ravine Road. It was a crazy night with some serious lyrical skills being brandished on the boom. Here's a short clip that highlights the big man "TREE", part of the infamous "Gangsta' Click".

Monday, February 27, 2006

Nutrageous and Semi-Automatic Freestylin' in Queens Projects

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This clip captures another moment in the Latimer Gardens Public Housing Projects in Queens, NY with SKILLZ DVD Magazine on the beat. SKILLZ is a project that was conceived by Lynn Lane and Javier Goin one afternoon at a Starbucks Coffee shop talking about filmmaking and the need to document the 4 elements of Hip-Hop and the base that they came from, the streets of New York City. In this clip, SKILLZ takes it to Legendary underground Hip-Hop artist: Nutrageous and he sets off a cypher with his "DONZ" Crew, this time with Nut and Semi-Automatic demonstrating their lyrical skills in both English and Spanish. The cypher was hot and spilled out into the night.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Ron of "DONZ Crew" Spittin' Rhymes in Queens, NY

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This was another day spent on the beat shooting for our project SKILLZ DVD Magazine. This time we are in the housing projects of Queens, NY filming one of the hottest Underground Hip-Hop Artists in Queens known as "Nutrageous". This clip comes from a cypher that was set off and captures RON in a freestyle.