It was Twitter that led me to this chamo. The story I worked on before that was about bitcoin or something.
I wanted to get back to something that had the potential to entertain in a city that was hyper violent and barely had toilet tissue. It came in the form of a group of guys who made home movies to show to the hood and also rapped on the side.
The leader, Joe, was a rapper who had the story of redemption through God and beats. I met a bunch of guys who were doing some reggaeton-rap stuff. They made a movie that reminded me a little of “I’m Bout it”. It was mostly because of the production value. It’s always the production value with these hood movies.
We went to their hood; their community center. It was beautiful, rising there were the slums, the barrio that ran up the mountain.
And I was safe, because the Garcha twins were right there with me.
The twins were working on Marty’s movie. We had all worked on Marty’s movie by this time.
Watch the video at the top if you haven’t already. It took some time and some care. Plus the kid from the La Linea hood, who hops on to bust a rhyme around the 4:34 mark is everything about hip-hop culture.