D-Nice.com‘s True Hip-Hop Stories posts great shorts of hip-hop artists. One titled, “The Homeless Emcee“, posted yesterday, is an amazing story of one homeless rapper talking about his life and times in Dumbo. D-Nice captures the emcee’s view of hip-hop and how it saved him throughout his life, and the choices he’s made to stay up. Some tidbits from the documentary:
On old Dumbo:
“Before all this shit was Dumbo, this was the Docks. You couldn’t pay police to come back here and I used to sleep back here. Walk across bodies and all that dumb shit when I was 11.”
On the new Dumbo people:
“70% of them ignore you, like you don’t exist, unless it’s dark of course and you’re walking behind them and all of a sudden they know you’re there. Another 15%, they be disrespectful, don’t know they can get their shit twisted real fast. The other 15% is cool, them the ones that actually take time out and listen and stop and treat you like a real person.”
Check out D-Nice’s videos, all on-point and tells great stories.