The DJ Bonds and DJ Breeze directed and produced the documentary Where We’re From: Rise of L.A. Underground Hip Hop is set for an August 24th release. The documentary covers the rise of several prominent West Coast Hip-Hop legends chronicled roughly over the span of 1998 – 2002.
Elements went from an underground club night to hosting showcases at the El Rey Theater for national acts to even producing live events for Fat Beats and Rawkus Records.
“These recent docs on Wu-Tang and Dr Dre are dope but for that era, the underground scene doesn’t get much shine. Not long ago I found VHS Tapes in my possession that had amazing footage of artists that practically no one has seen. I was talking to Adrian Younge about the footage and he convinced me that our story should be documented.”– DJ Bond
These stories as well as the development of such artists as The Freestyle Fellowship, Jurassic 5, Planet Asia, Talib Kweli, Souls Of Mischief, The Beat Junkies, and Dilated Peoples are told first-hand. Also traced is the progenitors and peers of Elements in this scene including Unity, The Good Life Café, and Project Blowed.
Watch the trailer below and tap in on August 24th.