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Greenlit: Rubble Kings, BBC4

Rubble Kings  A documentary that tells the story of how hip hop was vital to the truce that ended the near-apocalyptic level of gang violence in New York during the 1960s-70s.

Using interviews with hip-hop pioneers like Afrika Bambaataa (an ex-Black Spade gang leader) and Kool Herc, as well as unseen archive footage of street gangs, director Shan Nicholson looks at the mayhem that inspired cult film The Warriors. Filmed over seven years, the film tracks life in New York during that period: the crime and the music.

Platform: BBC4


Source: BBC press release



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