Thursday, April 3, 2008

Tragedy: The Story of Queensbridge

This movie came out a few years ago. It's called Tragedy: The Story of Queensbridge. I never heard about it until I spotted it on Vimeo. Lately, Vimeo has been a bit addictive with the high quality videos you can post and view as opposed to the current free video hosting king, YouTube. Check out Vimeo if quality and clarity is of importance to your viewing pleasure. In the meantime, check out the trailer and click here for more info on the flick!

Queensbridge, the world’s largest housing projects. Home to the richest legacy hip-hop, from Marley Marl and the Juice Crew, to Nas, Mobb Deep, CNN, and the realest rapper of them all: Tragedy. Tragedy’s life IS a Tragedy. But through music, he triumphs. And that’s what hip-hop is all about: tragic art that turns pain to beauty. TRAGEDY: THE STORY OF QUEENSBRIDGE, directed by war reporter Booker Sim, captivated viewers at prestigious festivals like Slamdance, NXNE, MOFFOM and The New York Hip-Hop Film Festival.