Under The Influence Of ego trip Pt. 2

Thursday, March 31st 7:30 PM

“Under The Influence Of ego trip Pt. 2”

Curated by Andreas Vingaard and ego trip


Rap City

Dir. Glenn Holsten and Lisa Marie Russo (1988) 27 min.

Rap City (1988), directed by Glenn Holsten and Lisa Marie Russo, spotlights Philadelphia and features rare and candid footage of Illadelph legends DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince and Schoolly-D, as well as then-rising female emcee Yvette Money.


Writing on the Wall

Dir. Sandra King (1986) 28 min.

Writing On the Wall (1986), directed by Sandra King, tells the poignant story of a young Newark, NJ graffiti artist, MIKAH, struggling to make a name for himself. But the film also wins big points for historical significance by presenting a snapshot of legendary New York City cult figure, KEO – graf writer, artist and designer, and emcee – while still a teenaged member of MIKAH’s crew.


Scheduled to appear

Filmmakers Glenn Holsten and Sandra King, KEO X-MEN, Micah Kelly aka MIKAH, the subject of the film,  and other guest TBA

Under the Influence of ego trip Pt. 2

Thursday, February 24th, 7:30pm

“Under the Influence of ego trip Pt. 2”

Curated by Ego Trip and Andreas Vingaard


Founding Fathers

Ron Lawrence and Hassan Pore, 2009, 75min.

Founding Fathers is a chronicle of 70s park jam era emcees/dj/promoters in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan and their roles in the development of hip-hop and NYC sound system culture. This film delivers history of the core roots of this popular music as it plays out on the streets, parks and nightclubs in the late 60’s/early 70’s. Directors Ron Lawrence and Hassan Pore take an amazing journey through the boroughs rediscovering DJ’s with massive sound systems.


Q&A with Director Hassan Pore, Disco Twins, DJ Lance, Fab 5 Freddy & DJ Divine of Infinity Machine


Reception Sponsored By Sugar Hill Ale to follow screening and discussion!