All the Streets Are Silent: The Convergence of Hip Hop and Skateboarding (1987-1997)

All the Streets Are Silent: The Convergence of Hip Hop and Skateboarding (1987-1997) ★★★

The sub-title describes a documentary focused on the intermingling of two seemingly dissonant cultures…that of skateboarding and hip hop.  

However, this film is actually focused on a small community of friends and acquaintances in New York who were able to sell their lifestyle through various business ventures, like clubs, clothing lines and films during this time.

Not to say this wasn’t interesting. All of the stories told discussed brands (Zoo York, Supreme), films (Larry Clark’s Kids) and clubs (Mars - New York’s first hip hop club) that I was quite interested in knowing more about. It just felt like what was promised and what was provided were not the same thing.

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