1. ego trip Movie Night:
    Once Upon a Time in New York — The Birth of Hip-Hop, Disco & Punk (2007).

    NYHIPHOP

    BBC Four documentary about a New York City vastly different from the one today. Beginning in the late ’60s, this 60-minute film focuses on the three musical genres that greatly impacted music as a whole: punk rock, disco and hip-hop. From Warhol’s Factory to CBGB, from disco haven The Gallery to Studio 54, and from park jams in the South Bronx to worldwide domination, the doc traces the humble origins and interconnecting elements of the musical styles that were born out of necessity and contains interviews with various key players in the development of the art forms. Musicians like Richard Hell of Television, Chris Stein of Blondie, David Johansen and Syl Sylvain of the New York Dolls, Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of Talking Heads, Tommy Ramone of the Ramones, and John Cale of Velvet Underground discuss the punk scene while Nile Rodgers and David Mancuso take on disco’s popularity and how it went from a subculture to a phenomenon. The last part is dedicated to hip-hop, featuring commentary from Public Enemy’s Chuck D, Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and Fab 5 Freddy, who explains how Blondie came to record their smash hit, “Rapture.” Check out the doc after the break…


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    Once Upon a Time in New York — The Birth of Hip-Hop, Disco & Punk (2007). Part 1.


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    Once Upon a Time in New York — The Birth of Hip-Hop, Disco & Punk (2007). Part 2.


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    Once Upon a Time in New York — The Birth of Hip-Hop, Disco & Punk (2007). Part 3.


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    Once Upon a Time in New York — The Birth of Hip-Hop, Disco & Punk (2007). Part 4.


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    • oskamadison

      VH1 had a similar documentary called “NY77: The Coolest Year In Hell”.

    • egotrip

      Yes. And it’s one helluva doc.

    • oskamadison

      That it is. Points just for featuring Grandmaster Caz.

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