1. WATCH: “Culture Hip Hop à New-York” French Documentary (1994).

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    Is there a Style Wars for the ’90s? Aside from Juice, Yo! MTV Raps, Video Music Box, and the excellent, elusive Wrekin Shop Live From Brooklyn, there are few slice of life depictions of what hip-hop was really like in New York during the revered early ’90s (or at least we can’t think of too many others at this hour). But then we luckily stumbled across this gem of a French documentary from 1994 that in 45 glorious minutes gives you: Devious Doze doing a burner while Jamalski poplocks! Greg Tate pontificating! Wu-Tang wu-ing it up! Lord Jamar freestyling! Lil’ Vicious wreckin’ the stage! Lifers Group interviewed in prison! Plus (if that wasn’t enough already) Chuck D, Guru, Supernatural, The Last Poets, Bambaataa all in the house! And, of course, real live Black people in New York! Feelin’ so goddamn ’90s right now. That’s right. No’ H.A.M. on our plate. Strictly fish on our dish, god. Beliedat.


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    • http://www.kevincouliau.com Kevin Couliau

      As a french kid, I can tell you that this documentary had a bomb effect on us back in 1994 when it was aired on Canal + . Some of us still have it on VHS, but it’s a rare gem and great thing that you’re mentioning it on egotripland.

    • ego trip

      Merci Beaucoup for the bon mots! Crazy that it had a big effect on the French and we didn’t even know about it over here. Be sure to click on the link for “Wreckin Shop Live From Brooklyn” if you havent seen it already. Its not the whole film, but its great nonetheless.

    • http://www.h-cube.over-blog.com Wintell

      Yo, you just made my day with this one. I’m French and I totally agree with Kevin Coullau.
      I had it too on tape but lost it a long time ago. So thanks again for the link. If I remember it was aired a few weeks before Method Man dropped “Bring the Pain”.
      Big up!

    • cocotaso

      so red foxx is lord jamar? and is gab from the fooman chooz gab gotcha?

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