Big Fun in the Big Town
DJ Monk-One has put together a dope oldschool rap mix for Wax Poetics in honor of the documentary Big Fun In the Big Town. The film was shot by dutch film director Bram van Splunteren and takes you back to NYC around the year 1986. Audio stream and official DVD trailer are listed below.
Dutch filmmaker, journalist and rap fanatic Bram Van Splunteren stepped into the city for one intense week in 1986. He was armed with five things: a camera crew, a map, a deep respect for the hip-hop artform, a list of phone numbers, and a burning desire to get to the bottom of what this still-growing subculture was all about. By the time he left, he had the answers he needed, along with a treasure trove of golden video footage. Tragically, these images never returned from Europe, languishing in obscurity from hip-hop’s homeland for more than a quarter-century. Until now.