Film Advice #5: City of God

Cidade de Deus

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The story is set in the 1970s in Rio de Janerio’s poor district Cidade de Deus, governed by poverty and violence. Orientated by the novel “City of God” (1997) from Paulo Lins who raised up in the city. After 5 years, Fernando Meirelles stages this novel into one of the best brazilian film. The soundtrack, the images, the actors and the serious question is very well implemented. I can recommend this great movie to all of you if you are interested in the hard life in the city of god.
Attention! Film Trailer = Spoiler!

Plot: Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

 - Tree Fractal

City of God (2002)
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Actors: Alexandre Rodrigues, Phellipe Haagensen
Genre: Crime, Drama
Running Time: 130 Min

Opening Scene:

 - Tree Fractal

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Berlin Underground HipHop

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Berlin Underground HipHop 1997-2003

After the commercialization of the Hip Hop movement in America, the Rap & Hip Hop subculture accrues in Germany in the early 80’s.
As in the 90’s the HipHop movement in Germany became popular, Berlin still stayed underground. Anyway Berlin is different from Germany. The scene in Berlin is inspired by “gangsta rap” from America. Soon the battle rap established in Berlin. More and more crews & labels originated, the best-known crews, groups & labels are: Masters of Rap (MOR), Die Sekte, Westberlin Maskulin, Beatfabrik, Royal Bunker, Bassboxxx, Berlin Crime and many more. Is there any more to it?
Yes, the subculture still exists today and it goes on with flows, battleraps, beats, punch lines, crews, graffiti and love to rhyme and rhythm.
For my audience I added a short list of some of the best LP’s & EP’s of the Berlin HipHop culture from 1997 till 2003.
You can download them in the world-wide web if you can bear it with searching. Maybe Youtube is the better way.

Artist – Album – Year – Medium – Label

  • Kool Savas – LMS  / 1999 /  (12″)  (PDNTDR 009)
    Orgasmus – Sexkönig / 2000 / (Tape) (BBX02)
    Frauenarzt – BC / 1999 /  (Tape) (BBX01)
    Prinz Porno – Porno Privat / 1998 /  (Tape) (D.I.Y.)
    Westberlin Maskulin – Hoes, Flows, Moneytoes / 1997 / (LP) (HOME001)
    Westberlin Maskulin – Battlekings / 2000 / (LP) (HOME002)
    Rhymin Simon – Mit Pint und Pegel / 2000 / (LP) (Royal Bunker)
    Rhymin Simon – Siegen oder Sterben / 2001 / (LP) (Royal Bunker)
    Die Sekte – Sintflows / 1999 / (Tape) (Royal Bunker)
    MOR – NLP / 2001 / (LP) (RB030)
    Beatfabrik – An der Front / 2000 / (LP) (Mikrokosmos)
    Beatfabrik – Pro Molle / 2003 / (2xLP) (RB173)

Youtube is your friend.





Real Scenes: Berlin

Techno in Berlin – R.A. Documentary

For the third edition of the Real Scenes Series,
Resident Advisor and Bench go to europe’s city of techno music: BERLIN
1989 when the wall came down, techno became an underground movement,
which merging the population of east and west. Today techno has become a usual business in Berlin.

Running Time: 18 Min

Have Fun!