A celebration dedicated to too many people to mention both living and resting (R.I.P. Guru), DJ Premier and the Beat Junkies (including DJ Rhettmatic and DJ Babu) absolutely obliterated hip-hop at the Echoplex on Saturday only to reconstruct it via expertly crafted golden age-inspired sets. Babu and Rhettmatic made their way through the likes of James Brown, Dead Prez, …
Although we live in a place where everyone is very normal (Earth), Homeboy Sandman has things to say otherwise.Imagine Homeboy Sandman playing a gig with Lloyd Banks. Thats one reason we can say we live on a Strange Planet. Also imagine vegan meat eaters hanging off the tip of Mount Everest singing Elvis’ greatest hits in ancient Japanese. That is also strange.
Ps. The comment about Lloyd Banks is real. Homeboy Sandman rocks the real before he comes on tonight in NYC @ Nokia Theatre.
Pss. If you are familiar with Homeboy Sandman, his favorite sayings include peace and love. (simultaneously) With that being said, you might be into his guest feature on Kyle Rapps’ release …
It’s Spring 2000, I’ve just graduated from film school. I’m sitting in front of my computer and I open a screenplay that I’d started working on just before graduation: Wholetrain. I didn’t really have time to work on it then, now I want to finish it and turn it into my first feature film. Reading the first scene, I pause and think to myself: ‘What a stupid idea, a fictional feature film about writing graffiti on trains. How the hell do you plan to get trains that you can paint on and have them rolling through the city? How do you plan to get shooting permission? Who will back this up in these times of strict anti-graffiti laws and zero tolerance strategies? And – most importantly – how will you pull this off without a significant budget?’ Thus begins this first-person account by director Florian Gaag, on how his film Whole Train got financed, produced and brought to the screen.
PLUS: Watch the trailer and enter to win one of five Whole Train DVDs + Soundtrack and a Sprayground backpack!