This 1988 documentary about the Philadelphia hip-hop scene originally aired on PBS channel 12 WHYY-TV. Co-Produced by filmmakers Glen Holsten and Lisa Marie Russo, it features Illadelph rap pioneers Lady B, Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Schoolly D, DJ Code Money, Yvette Money and super-producer Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo. The doc resurfaced as a three-part video on Youtube in December 2010, was presented by ego trip at a March 2011 screening at Maysles Cinema in Harlem, and was shown again in August 2011 at L’Etage as part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. The latter screening was followed by a pretty comical and informative Q&A session with Holsten and the film’s stars, a rarely seen video of which is embedded below along with parts 2 & 3 of the doc. (more…)
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At one Pittsburgh music outlet they keep old cassettes in the basement. Cool. Most other stores moved their tapes to the dumpster years ago, who knows how many gems have been demolished by garbage truck teeth. Maybe old cassettes are what those dumpster diggers with their lit up miners hats are looking for in the alleys of East Liberty at 1 a.m. on a Tuesday night? They’re looking for the Mel-Man tapes, I’m almost certain of it.
Anyway, a few weeks back I came across this cassette release by a Philly hip-hop crew, Doap On Arrival. Never heard of em? Me either. But that’s a good thing, right? At least for a golden era junkie finding out about an album almost 20 years after its original release it is.
The album was released in 1992 and has that vintage Philly hip-hop sound. No further info that I can provide. The music speaks for itself.
Doap On Arrival – Eye of Da Storm
Here is the additional info from the cassette cover:
Produced by OPV and B-LO Key for No Sleep Productions
All songs written by O. Walker, L. Jones, O. Vance, and B. Livingston
Dresher, PA 19025
All songs Bassment Dope Music (ASCAP) 1991, 1992 New Ground Records
EDITORS’s NOTE: I know Dresher isn’t that big, peace to my fam on South Windway, but somebody affiliated with D.O.A. should reach out. We’d like to hear more.