DO THE RIGHT THING

DO THE RIGHT THING
THE ENDURING URGENCY AT 30
Spike Lee’s third feature, “Do the Right Thing,” returns to movie theatres this weekend in honor of the thirtieth anniversary of its release. Lee dedicated the movie, in the end credits, to the families of Eleanor Bumpurs, Michael Griffith, Arthur Miller, Edmund Perry, Yvonne Smallwood, and Michael Stewart—six black people, five [...]

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Newcleus’ “Jam On It”

Newcleus’ “Jam On It”
Cosmo D recounts the making of an electro classic
Ben "Cosmo D" grew up listening to all types of music, but it was nascent sound of hip hop in the parks that really grabbed his attention, inspiring him to become a DJ in 1976. While only a sophomore in high school, he started Jam On Productions with his two [...]

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The Rise of New York City’s Graffiti Culture

The Rise of New York City’s Graffiti Culture
BBC - 1976 Mini-Documentary
In the crime-ridden New York City of the 70s, graffiti artists transformed subway cars, buses, billboards, and telephone poles into wild canvases. Made in 1976 for the BBC and recently dug up by Gothamist, Watching My Name Go By is a 25-minute mini-documentary about the rise of this graffiti culture. [...]

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Revolutions On Air

Revolutions On Air
The Golden Era of New York Radio
In conjunction with the upcoming Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York, which takes place throughout the entire month of May, there will be the debut of a new mini-doc, Revolutions on Air. NYC radio during the ’80s featured the most dynamic and influential soundtrack the city has ever heard. Revolutions On Air is [...]

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Just Ice: Cold Getting Dumb

Just Ice: Cold Getting Dumb
The Lost Tapes #1
Finally I had access to the content of a damage HD where i found old interviews and videos i hadn't published before. Here's the first Lost Tape. This is video was recorded at the 37th Zulu Anniversary/BlackWatch Reunion at SOB, New York, in November 2010. This is Just Ice, the [...]

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