Saturday, August 28, 2010

Rubble Kings: New York City street gangs and the music that brought them together

This looks incredible!


From Shan Nicholson, director of Downtown Calling, comes this new documentary on New York City gangs called Rubble Kings.

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.

from DangerousMinds Via Stupefaction


  1. Thanks for the 411 on this up and coming flick! It looks bad as#s! Once again, Glen coming through with some EPIC info...
    You can almost smell the streets on fire while listening to the ghetto music from that area. When I listen to things BABY HUEY & THE BABYSITTERS its like I can close my eyes and smell the asphalt burning; its like the speakers become a time machine.
    Very excited for this, hope it comes through....

  2. Well, I'm sceptical: It said, "New York 1970", but it was showing the World Trade Center.

    And is that me in that photo? (I don't think so because it looks like the Bronx).

  3. good point EM, really, why don't you leave your comment on the Vimeo page, set the director straight, they gotta fix that shit!