Brian Cross first encountered hip-hop in the early '80s, a meeting that sealed a lifelong love affair between the music, the culture and the young Irish photographer. Cross eventually moved to Los Angeles for post-graduate studies. One of his professors was the influential author of City Of Quartz, Mike Davies. Davies encouraged Brian to combine his love of hip-hop culture, photography and politics. This led to It's Not About A Salary - Rap And Resistance In L.A., one of the earliest published books about hip-hop. The tome captured photos and stories from many of the early exponents of hip-hop on the west coast alongside a political and cultural history of the city. In session at the 2005 Red Bull Music Academy, this inspired photographer, director and historian discusses the Brasilintime documentary and tells us how he finds new and innovative ways to view hip-hop (and the world).
00:47 - Keepintime
01:36 - Brasilintime
24:11 - Madlib
27:00 - Crate digging
28:14 - São Paulo
10:27 - Brasilintime https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOP4WIAhwMw
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