Shout! Studios releases “Where We’re From: Rise of L.A. Underground Hip Hop” documentary.
This is a first-hand look at the fertile but often overlooked scene that produced legendary West Coast figures in hip-hop that made impacts globally. A labor of love, the documentary was produced and directed by DJ Bonds and DJ Breeze, who were the founders and producers of Club Elements. From roughly 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.
DJ Bonds states “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.”
Now available on digital and on demand.