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Written by Colin Roy Wednesday, 22 May 2013 09:51
Can you feel it? How excited we at Poor Vida are to finally be able to write this article? And the excitement that is pouring out from the metroplex's hip hop and film communities? The response has been overwhelming, from both the people and the media, with nearly 2000 views of the trailer less than 24 hours after it hit the Youtube servers. And we expect that number to be outdated quickly.
This documentary, directed by Dallas film maker Teddy Cool under the umbrella of executive producer Media 13, has been over 2 years in the making. It has evolved from a project aimed at documenting grafitti culture in Dallas, to an all encompassing chronicle of the evolution of hip hop culture in the DFW metroplex, told by the people who made it all happen.
"We From Dallas" is a salute to Dallas Hip Hop, shining a bright light on the DJ's, Breakdancers, Grafitti Artists, Producers and MC's who helped to shape Hip Hop culture in Dallas into what it is today. Featuring interviews from the biggest names to emerge from the Dallas scene, like The D.O.C., to the out-of -the-limelight heros who have held it all in place, like KNON's DJ EZ Eddie D, this documentary tracks the emergence and evolution of hip hop culture in the late 70's / early 80's, through the limelight of the early 90's, and into the explosion of Southern Rap culture. The time has arrived for Dallas to step into the spotlight. Check out the trailer below, and let us know what you think.
Expect a fall screening of the film in Dallas, followed by a late 2013 / 2014 film festival circuit.
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Written by Poor Vida Wednesday, 02 January 2013 22:14
January 2nd, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joel Salazar
Phone: (214) 287-3588
LEGENDARY TURNTABLIST & DMC CHAMP ROB SWIFT - LIVE IN DALLAS 1-19-2013
DALLAS, TX - “2012 was a big year for Poor Vida Productions, and for Dallas hip hop as a whole. The nation, if not the world, has caught a hold of the buzz that is building in and around our city. 2013 is going to be a monumental year in Dallas, and Poor Vida has every intention of being a driving force behind that movement.” - Joel Salazar, Co-Owner, Poor Vida Productions
On Saturday, January 19th, Poor Vida Productions, and Rec Shop team up to present a night of DJ showcases, featuring none other than the legendary turntablist DJ Rob Swift. The show will be held at the intimate Bryan Street Tavern, in downtown Dallas. As it has become expected, Poor Vida Productions and Rec Shop have woven together a seamless night of hip hop culture, featuring Turntablists, Break Dancers, and live Graffiti Art, ensuring an entertaining night for all in attendance.
Robert Aguilar, aka Rob Swift, joined the groundbreaking turntablist crew the X-Men, or the X-Ecutioners (featuring Roc Raida, Total Eclipse, & Mista Sinista) in 1991. Within a year of joining the world famous group, Rob Swift personally won the coveted DMC East Coast title, securing his fame as a master beat juggler. In 2001, Rob Swift was featured in the DJ documentary SCRATCH, and has appeared in recent years on ESPN, The Late Show with David Letterman, and even Sesame Street.
- Bryan Street Tavern is located at 4315 Bryan Street, Dallas, TX 75204.
- Cover for the night is $12 for 21+, and $15 for those 18 - 21. Discount $8 presale tickets are available now online.
For more information, please visit www.PoorVida.com
Written by Joel Salazar Thursday, 08 November 2012 09:19
The Other Ground Internet Radio show returns Nov.29th on www.deepellumonair.com. Poor Vida has been blessed to be on the show a number of times and we are all very excited to see this show come back after a brief break. So attention all you rappers or beatheads! Here's a little reminder they have for us all to be ready for Season 2. Show start 9pm Central time so be sure to tune in!
Written by Joel Salazar Tuesday, 06 November 2012 10:34
Sticking to the theme of it being Election Day, Poor Vida wants to remind you to cast your vote for this years Dallas Observer Music Awards. Voting ends at 2am on November 10th. Cast your vote here . There are a ton of categories but for now we will focus on this years nominees for Best Hip Hop/Rap Act. Read more after the jump.Tweet
Written by Poor Vida Friday, 03 August 2012 09:04
Elements of Hip Hop 2012 is getting smaller and smaller in the rearview, but just before it passes the horizon, we have to present you with this awesome wrap up of the show from director Teddy Cool. The video features damn near every act, as well as all the Kings of the Elements... check it out!
Written by Poor Vida Monday, 25 June 2012 21:50
Rec Shop and Poor Vida are proud to present...
* Turntable Showcase
* Emcee Battle (cash prize)
* B-Boy Battle (cash prize) *** Special guest judge/demo ***
* Live Graffiti competetion sponsoted by ARTLOVEMAGIC
* Producer Showcase
* Free BBQ for everyone ALL DAY
* Vitamin Water
* Red Bull
* Vendor Booths
* Live Streaming Video
* Live Bands
* Free Giveaways all day
* Open mic cypher hosted by DFW Cypher
* Black Book Competition Sponsored by Billard Bar
click READ MORE below to see the acts performing and lots more!
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