Monday, April 22, 2013
Yo, that's that shit.
Y'all know us.
Keepin' doin' it our own way.
Not the way every other knucklehead does it.
Witness the video.
Zoo York turns 20 this year and I figured to take a quick look back at the Mixtape era of the company. This was their first video and was released in 1998. The team was Peter Bici, Anthony Correa, Robbie Gangemi, Harold Hunter, Loki, Jefferson Pang, Vinny Ponte, Hamilton Harris, and Danny Supa. R.B. Umali was the main filmer and Eli Gesner worked some ridiculous studio magic to put the whole thing together.
The video soundtrack featured footage from the Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show. This was a radio show that aired on WKCR, the station of Columbia University. Adrian "Stretch Armstrong" Bartos and Bobbito Garcia had many rising hip hop stars before they were famous on their radio show, including Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Method Man, and Ghostface Killa. Mixtape had DJ Roc Raida of the X-ecutioners mixing some tunes as well.
Slap - January 1998 Volume 7 Number 1