[JPL] Re: Great independent film about Hip Hop

Jackson, Bobby Bobby.Jackson at ideastream.org
Mon Mar 5 17:24:26 EST 2007


I hear you Arturo.  I grew up in the South Bronx amidst the turf wars
between the Black Spades, Ghetto Brothers, Golden Guineas, Savage
Skulls, Wild Bunch, Savage Nomads and the like.  It was not pretty.  I
left The Bronx to attend school at the University Of Georgia and was
surprised at how much hip-hop and rap changed the community and made it
safer.  Big Bank Hank, Grandmaster Flash, Salt & Pepa and Kurtis Blow
were just a few of the people that came out of my neighborhood. I was
grateful for the change.

Bobby Jackson

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Bobby Jax wrote<<<<< This is a fabulous film!  Did you see it? >>>>

Most definitely, I throughly enjoyed it. Not to be negative but my only
dissapointment, albiet slight, was the segment on the roots and creation
of
hip hop was too short and too vague, I lived the era of the mid-to-late
70s
when hip hop was created so I am extremly familiar with it, however
there
are millions of young folks born after 1985 who think that Tupac and
Biggie
created rap and they don't know about hip hop. The ironic thing about
hip
hop is that it came about as an alternative to gang violence of the
South
Bronx, instead of fighting, rival gangs competed against each other
through
grafitti, break dancing and dee jaying. The last element of hip hop is
emceeing or rapping as it came to be known. The founders of hip hop,
seminal
figures like Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, and Afrika Bambatta all
helped
quelled violence, in particular Bambatta who began the Almighty
Universal
Zulu Nation that is a positive, educational and enlightment organization
for
youth to help them overcome adverse conditions and become succesful. In
the
laste



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