Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer
Dir. Charlie Ahearn
In Theaters 10/20/15 On DVD 11/17/15 Stream available 10/20/15
In the infancy of hip-hop, Brooklyn-born photographer Jamel Shabazz documented the pioneers of music and style who would launch an enduring worldwide phenomenon. In JAMEL SHABAZZ STREET PHOTOGRAPHER Charlie Ahearn (director of the seminal graffiti movie Wild Style) pays tribute to both Shabazz and those who defined hip-hop before it had definition. More than just vintage shots of kids rocking sneakers and savvy street style in Times Square and Fort Greene Park, Shabazz’s photographs have hundreds of stories behind them, and Ahearn’s film gives voice to these images with intimate interviews with Shabazz himself, graffiti pioneer and hip-hop historian Fred “Fab 5 Freddy” Brathwaite, legendary rapper KRS-One, and many others.
Fred ‘Fab 5 Fredy’ Brathwaite
New extras by director Charlie Ahearn - Jamel Shabazz reflects on his photos (2014), Ahearn talks Shabazz (2015) Outtakes from the film: Jamel Shabazz, Fred Brathwaite, James Van Der Zee and The Source, and a graffiti mural homage to the photographs
Catalog Number: OSC-065