1. Watch this Short, Late ‘90s Chicago Ghetto House Documentary by the Director of Zombieland (VIDEO).

    Ghetto-Tracks

    “We’re sorta like the gangsta rappers of house music,” says Waxmaster in this quickly-paced, and quite enjoyable 10-minute documentary from the late '90s also starring DJ Funk (pictured above), Jammin’ Gerald , DJ Deeon , Rated X , and Ray Barney .


    Directed by Ruben Fleischer .





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    • http://about.me/carlollacar O_U

      daamn. I wanna know more. Make this a feature, Ruben!

    • Jason

      My mind immediately goes to Baltimore club music from the late 80s/early 90s. If you don't know, now you know.

    • Da Real

      Chicago's history with House is like New York and hip hop......lets not get confused ;)

    • egotrip

      The Chicago-Detroit-Baltimore house discussion is explored for a bit in this documentary: http://www.egotripland.com/from-jack-to-juke-25-years-of-ghetto-house/

    • Jason

      Can't argue with you there. I'm very aware of the Chicago and Miami scenes as being parts of the foundation of Baltimore Club.

      The interesting thing about pre-internet music evolution, was that very specific local music genres could thrive and develop its own vernacular, which you could say happened with Bmore Club. Bmore club and ghetto house/booty house/whatever are very different—both are worth readers' time to explore.

    • MrSuffixIt

      DJ Boogie in Mpls. Whuuuuuuut! I was there.