Pass The Popcorn: DJ Woody Presents 'Hip Hop Is 40' [Trailer]
DJ Woody delivers a sneak peek at what's to come in his next live audio visual display with the trailer for Hip Hop Is 40 - a masterpiece of animation, archival footage and musical clips documenting the genesis and expansion of the musical genre loved and celebrated around the world. The video starts out in the Bronx with references to Sedgwick & Cedar before moving forward in a set of clips that combine sensory overload and a serious dose of nostalgia with cool graphics and editing to demonstrate the evolution of an artform that many of its earliest detractors said would not last. DJ Woody - a legend in his own right as a turntablist - celebrates DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash in the biographical mash of sounds and sights from the era that birthed scratching, rapping, breaking and more. Check the footage below to get a taste of all of the elements at the root of hip-hop on its 40th anniversary with the trailer for Hip Hop Is 40 from DJ Woody.