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) ★★★★

an indispensable wealth of footage for anyone interested in the trifecta of old NY, hip hop and skateboarding even if just for the early performance clips from Busta Rhymes and Jay-Z but it’s the shots of the city itself, covering a decade of the streets and buildings changing, that really carry weight - would love to watch this with an enthusiastic city audience

(can’t for the life of me figure out why this is all 2.35, including cropping the archival footage - if you need to conform to a wide aspect ratio, at least split the difference and do 1.78)