New York, among many states in America, has made itself on the map by being the roughest, the toughest, and one of the most rugged cities on the planet. Jeremy Elkin, Stretch Armstrong, Bobbito Garcia, and Eli Gesner are among the people that have contributed in making this documentary. The documentary is about the life of hip-hop crew and skateboarding crew, which have taken the subculture by storm at the end of the millennium.
The documentary accumulates a varied history of New York subculture convergence. Professional skateboarders such as Jefferson Pang, Gino Ianucci, and Mike Carrol have told different stories. A few famous people such as Rosario Dawson, Darryl Mcdaniels of RUN D.M.C, Kool Keith of Ultramagnetic MC’s, and Moby are also in this documentary.
The convergence of skateboarding and hip-hop cultures brings us to a dreamlike state throughout the whole documentary. The serene, hopeful and quirky attitude of the skateboarders are mixed with the elements of Hip-Hop. For instance, we can see from the MARS Club where a skateboarding video is added with Hip-Hop soundtracks.
These two cultures have snowballed to a whole new level and become popular. We can see them in the cinema world, fashion trends, and products. Kids that was released in 1995, starring Harold Hunter and Rosario Dawson, garnered a lot of attention back in the day.
Brands such as Zoo York & SUPREME have pioneered a skateboarding fashion and brought it to a higher plateau. With that in mind, this documentary has the potential to add more information about the skateboarding and hip-hop cultures.