Hip-Hop Doc "Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer" in Brooklyn Tmrw!!! (6/26)

The world premiere of this documentary about a New York photographer who captured the genesis of hip-hop in the city will feature a Q&A with the man himself, Jamel Shabazz. As the style, slang, and swagger of the genre slowly fused together in the late 1970s, Shabazz was there to freeze it all in time, shooting everything around him. There’s plenty of graffiti, sneakers, and gold chains in these images, but the overriding feel in his photographs is a sense of newness, of a culture finding its own identity and running with it.

Directed by Charlie Ahearn, who examined a different angle of this particular cultural phenomenon with his 1983 classic Wild Style. Check the trailer for the Shabazz film here.—Finn Cohen


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01. JetsGo
02. Luvin Life (Feat. Fiend)
03. Magic (Feat. Nesby Phips, Stalley)
04. Paper Miion (Feat. Kashflow)
05. Scottie Pippen (Feat. Freddie Gibbs)
06. Everydays A Weekend (Feat. Red Cafe)
07. Fly Out (Part. Tres) (Feat. Sir Michael Rocks, Tabi Bonney)
08. Double XL (Feat. J Lie, Kendrick Lamar, Mickey Factz)
09. 3 Wishes
10. Silence (Feat. McKenzie Eddy, Wiz Khalifa)
11. Bitch I Own You (Feat. Juicy J, Billy Wes)
12. Funkmaster Flex (Freestyle)
13. Ventilation
14. GT500 (Feat. Trademark Da Skydiver)
15. Pledge Allegiance To The Dope (Feat. Kidz In The Hall, Mikkey Halsted)
16. The Type (Feat. Prodigy)
17. Alive (Feat. Celeb Forever)