We were lucky to have seen possibly the first screening of Rubble Kings a few years ago somewhere near Times Square. Some of the ol heads were in attendance rocking their colors proudly and loudly stoked to see themselves on the big screen. It was awesome… One of those ‘only in New York’ kind of things.
Fast forward a few years and it is so hype to see a ton of attention Rubble Kings has gained with an official release that is now streaming on Netflix. For those that haven’t seen it, the film documents the rampant gang scene of New York that spawned from the 60s well into the early 80s… basically, think about the cult classic The Warriors and you’re pretty close. Needless to say it is a very thorough document on some of NY’s mostly forgotten past… thanks Starbucks.
Director Shan Nicholson, also former b-boy / DJ / all around bad ass, gathered some of his favorite DJs to create the official mixtape. Basing the tunes around the struggles of the times, the tape itself paints a picture of darker periods and captures the gully street vibes perfectly. Salute Shan and everyone involved to help continue to make NY the best effing city on the planet… next to San Antonio of course (ahem, hometown).
watch the trailer here and see the entire film now on Netflix