Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Old School Hip-Hop Documentary

So apparently I've been snoozing for the last two years, but I stumbled across a three part Dutch documentary on the birth of hip-hop in the South Bronx, and I've gotta say, it's pretty interesting. Hell, maybe even worth a viewing or two?

(Documentary, entitled Big Fun in the Big Town, courtesy of VPRO.)


The first part focuses mainly on Grandmaster Flash, as he explains and demonstrates the turntablist technique of extending the break on a funk record:

This next part showcases Doug E Fresh's considerable beatboxing skills, as well as some interviews relating to the correlation between hip-hop and gang violence:

And finally, Run DMC & company:

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