At the moment, Baz Luhrmann is working on his take of New York City in the 1970s in the upcoming Netflix series “The Get Down,” but the story of what really went down, told by the people who were there, is on the way with “Rubble Kings.” And today we have the exclusive trailer and poster for the documentary.
Directed by Shan Nicholson, narrated by John Leguizamo, and produced by folks including Dito Montiel and Jim Carrey, the movie tracks the dangerous years of 1968 to 1975, in which the city’s gang war reached devastating and bloody heights. But from within that scene also came peace, and the flourishing of hip-hop culture that would define a generation. Featuring Yellow” Benji Melendez, Afrika Bambaataa, Blackie, Carlos “Karate Charlie”Suarez, D.S.R, Ed Koch, Felipe Luciano, Harlem Cody, Jazzy Jay, Jee Sanchez, Joe Conzo, Kool Herc, Lorine, Marshall Berman, Nono, Red Alert, Rolando Ruiz, Topaz and many more, this is a portrait of city in transition.
“Rubble Kings” opens on June 19th. Watch below.