Monday, February 4, 2008

Tony Silver

Tony Silver, the legendary director of the groundbreaking hip-hop documentary Style Wars passed away yesterday after many years battling a irreversible brain condition. Style Wars is considered by some to be the best hip-hop film ever made, and by everyone to be the first. It was shot at the very start of the 1980s, when graffiti was still hip-hop's dominant form, and the idea of graffiti as art was brand new. I recommend checking out the deluxe DVD edition of the film Tony put together a few years ago after many years where it was only available as an expensive educational-only VHS.
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