Vladic Ravich | New York Cities | Queensbridge: Where HipHop Lives

"Queensbridge: Where HipHop Lives" is the first program in a series of audio documentaries by Vladic Ravich in which he interviews the residents of a very specific area of New York City. His charm, affability, and journalistic acumen results in hours of amazing raw material.

With my assistance, we created an experimental style of radio documentary in which no voice-over is used. Instead, we relied upon a highly organic, collaborative editing process, and utilized post-production techniques rhetorically. The result is perhaps closer to music than journalism, which we hope allows for a greater degree of subjectivity of interpretation.

In this excerpt, observe how Jappy Jap (representing oldskool rap) is swallowed up by Capone and Noreaga.