Sunday, May 10, 2009

Saturday 5/16: Hip Hop Cinema Cafe Presents Deep Crates @ The Historical Society

Hip Hop Cinema Cafe (HHCC) Presents Deep Crates
Saturday, May 16th
2:00 PM
@ Historical Society of DC
801 K Street, NW
at Mount Vernon Square
Washington, DC 20001

The solSource Group and Historical Society of Washington, D.C. present:

Hip Hop Cinema Cafe: Deep Crates
70 minutes. 2004 Jeremy Weisfeld

Deep Crates' is the kind of film that has been overdue for so long. A seventy minute documentary on the history of crate digging for samples and beats from the late seventies to now. Interviewed artists include Diamond D, Madlib, Lord Finesse, Maseo, Peanut Butter Wolf and Egon, Buckwild and the Soulman amongst many more. Inspiring stories about how the scene started - basically the foundation blocks of the old school rap movement. The unbridled joy at finding that rare gem and the twisted politics that went along with with the oneupmanship. The stories flow deep and hard like an extended Wax Poetic feature on film - no less. Hear how these producers got heat - the rivalries, the respect and the love - crackly vinyl obsession, a trait that many a male are infected with. This film is the hip hop joint to see - hilarious, insightful, wise and inspiring.

Following the movie, we will preview the trailer for Rest in Beats, and host a panel discussion by DC hip-hop producers:




Nick tha 1da

Moderated by Dru Ryan
Professor, Beats' Rhymes and Culture at George Mason University.
Introduction to Hip-Hop at the University of the District of Columbia.


K. Scribe said...

argh! I'm going to miss this

The Glass House said...

You're gonna miss a few events while y'all are away. It's all good though, there's more stuff to come for the summer.