Poor Vida Closes In On a Documentary About Dallas' Hip-Hop History
Dallas' Poor Vida Productions have been longtime supporters of not just Dallas hip-hop, but Texas as a whole, consistently grabbing and repping talent from every part of the state. For about a year now, they've immersed themselves in tracing and reconstructing the history of Dallas hip-hop, and are close to wrapping up. I asked PV's Joel Salazar a bit about their progress.
Kottonmouth in front of the camera
"It started out as an underground documentary on street art in Dallas," he says, "and has since grown into the history of Dallas hip-hop, as well as all of the elements involved: DJ, b-boy, MC, graffiti. It also includes promoters, producers, venues and other influential people throughout the scene over the years. We've shot a little over 60-plus interviews and will be done shooting at the end of May, with a release at the end of the year."
That laundry list of folks includes rappers and producers like Kottonmouth, HeadKrack, PiKaHsSo, and current Cannabinoids S1 and Picnictyme; local writers like Zac Crain and Jeff Liles; and graf writers such as Minus Won and Abyss.
Salazar says trailers should be popping up around summer, so keep an eye out.