The Fridge • 9m 36s
Since its inception in the 70s , Hip Hop has created an electrifying buzz. From its birthplace in the South Bronx to the streets of Manchester, there is no denying that Hip hop is one of the most successful genres of music of our times.
What started as a social movement by young, African American and Latino youths, became a lifestyle for youths to express themselves using the five elements Rap/MCing, DJing, Dance, Graffiti Art, and knowledge.
After the huge success of Rapper’s Delight - Hip Hop found its feet within the mainstream; paving the way for the Golden Era of hip hop , and subsequently Hardcore, Gangsta and G-Funk.
Despite, its many success and contributions to the worlds of art, music, and, fashion, hip hop has been the subject of controversy. Critics have claimed it to be too political, violent, and, misogynistic.
The Fridge, journeys from history to the modern day; capturing the streets of Manchester, and artists from Manchester, London, and Philadelphia.
In the true tradition of hip hop - using what you have to express yourself - the film is a colourful montage of images, vocals, and beats.