Mass Appeal-released documentary ‘Rubble Kings’ chronicles the rise of New York gang culture in the 1960s and ’70s.  Told by a selection of its surviving members, its a story of perpetual violence and cyclical crime and gang culture.  It was this very culture, however, that fostered the conditions under which the likes of Afrika Bambaataa and DJ ‘Kool Herc were able to lay the foundations of what we now know as Hip Hop.  It’s for precisely this reason that the film-makers chose Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist and producer Little Shalimar to produce the film’s soundtrack, for which he also enlisted the help of Run The Jewels, Ghostface Killah, Bun B, Ka, Tunde Adebimpe and several more.  Stream the soundtrack below via Spotify, get it here on iTunes, and watch the film here on Netflix.

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