A short film for the heads coming out of London celebrating hip-hop’s golden era; written, directed and produced by Robbie Samuels. This is Hip Hop Cafe.
“A celebration of the Golden Age of Hip Hop.”
Hip Hop Cafe
“Born out of his Jamaica sound system roots, DJ Kool Herc changed the face of the planet in the 1970’s resourcefully creating something out of nothing called hip-hop. Heavy bass, scratching, break dancing, rap, graffiti art and dress code, mixing old flavours making new fresh statements are at the core of the culture’s expression. All of these component parts of hip-hop, I love, live for and are the driving forces behind what drove me to write, produce, finance and direct my contribution to the culture called Hip Hop Cafe.
A short film for real hip-hop heads globally, this one is for you. As far as I am aware a film like this hasn’t existed until now. Have a watch, like it, share it, and hit me up if you want to see HIP HOP CAFE 2.”
About Robbie Samuels
‘Hip Hop Cafe is really an art project. There was no reason for it to exist other than a want and need to make an interesting film. It was completely self-financed by myself and like many shorts, most of the cast, crew and companies involved did so out of real love for idea and I cannot thank all of them enough.
I set out to make something different, experimental and unique. I count myself fortunate enough to have been in New York during the golden age of Hip Hop. Those times and musical artists left an impression on me I’ll honestly never forget and this is my homage to them. I had the idea for trying to stitch a story together using lyrics this about 7 years ago and last year I decided it was time to make this, or leave it forever. I decided to go for it.’
Robbie Samuels is an award winning writer/director/creative and graduate of Central St Martins and Edinburgh College of Art. Most of his recent work lives on his website superrocketman. He is from London.
Visit the official site HipHopCafeFilm.co.uk.
Photography by Cregg St. Rose