‘Rubble Kings’ Documents Gang Culture And The Birth Of Hip-Hop

New documentary exploring gang life in 1970s New York and the movement that inspired Hip-Hop is out now.

‘Rubble Kings’ is a new documentary directed by Shan Nicholson that investigates the widespread gang culture in the Bronx, New York in the 70s. It explores the youth movement of the time that resulted in the emergence of Hip-Hop in the early 1980s and is a must watch for fans of the history of the genre and its wider cultural legacy.

The film, which premiered earlier this month, features archival footage and first-hand accounts from the likes of Carlos ‘Karate Charlie’ Suarez and Benji Melendez, who formed the notorious Ghetto Brothers in the South Bronx that were responsible for some of the worst violence at the time.

You can watch the first five minutes of the film now over at Okayplayer.


‘Rubble Kings’ is available now on iTunes.

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