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Rubble Kings

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From 1968 to 1975, gangs ruled New York City. Beyond the idealistic hopes of the civil rights movement lay a unfocused rage. Neither law enforcement nor social agency could end the escalating bloodshed. Peace came only through the most unlikely and courageous of events that would change the world for generations to come by giving birth to hip-hop culture. Rubble Kings chronicles life during this era of gang rule, tells the story of how a few extraordinary, forgotten people did the impossible, and how their actions impacted New York City and the world over.

  • Hear Run the Jewels' Blistering New Song, 'Rubble Kings Theme' Rolling Stone

  • “Rubble Kings is a fascinating, valuable work of social, music and New York history, a celebration of a peaceful revolution by those who helped birth it." New York Times

  • "True revelation" Village Voice

  • "An entertaining doc" Hollywood Reporter

  • "Necessary viewing" Consequence of Sound

  • "A fascinating documentary" New York Daily News

  • "Impassioned examination of New York's gang culture of the late 1970s" Los Angeles Weekly

  • Watch the First Five Minutes of '70s New York Gangs Doc 'Rubble Kings'Read Rolling Stone

  • How the Gangs of 1970s New York Came Together to End Their Wars Vice

  • Rubble Kings: How an End to Gang Violence Birthed Hip Hop Mass Appeal

  • Kanye West once wore the Confederate flag. What does he think about it now? The Washington Post

  • 'Rubble Kings' documentary examines how Bronx gangs made peace, began hip hop scene New York Daily News

  • "The documentary "Rubble Kings" revisits the lawless gangland that was the Bronx in the 1960s and '70s through former street thugs who lived it." Los Angeles Times

  • 1970s NYC Gang Subculture & Its Influence on Hip Hop Are in Focus in 'Rubble Kings' Indie Wire

  • Documentary 'Rubble Kings' Explores '70s New York City Gang Culture Indie Wire

  • "A fascinating documentary" Roger Ebert dot Com

  • "I would recommend this film" Geek with Mak


  • Rubble Kings takes a close look at the streets of the Bronx in the '70s. Fader

  • Meet The 1970s NYC Street Gangs Featured In New Doc Rubble Kings Gothamist

  • Killer Mike discusses Rubble Kings on Bill Maher Real Time with Bill Maher

  • Rubble Kings: 1970s NYC Gang Documentary Now Available On BitTorrent Bundle Hip Hop Wired

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  • RUBBLE KINGS, Narrated by John Leguizamo, Hits Theaters Today Broadway World

  • RUBBLE KINGS, Narrated by John Leguizamo, to Hit Theaters Next Week Broadway World

  • Stamford's Avon Theatre welcomes visit by the 'Rubble Kings' Christina Hennessy

  • Pelham's Picture House Presents Screening Of 'Rubble Kings' Nicole Briggs


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Cast & Crew

Produced by
Jim Carrey, Dito Montiel, Michael Aguilar, Shan Nicholson, Ben Velez, Cristina Esteres-Ortiz

Directed by
Shan Nicholson

Executive Produced by
Nick Quested, David Kennedy


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