Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Beautiful Losers comes to downtown L.A.

Aaron Rose's 2008 film captures the formation of "one of the most influential cultural moments of a generation." And if you want to see it in all its glory on a big screen the Downtown Independent cinema is bringing to you starting tomorrow...but only for a few days!

Barry McGee, Geoff McFetridge and Mike Mills are some of the artists featured in the film. Shepard Fairey is probably the biggest household name artist captured in this film about doing your own thing.

Update After watching Beautiful Losers I realized how little I knew of this downtown New York scene. I'd never heard of the Alleged Gallery and only heard of Espo and Geoff McFetridge from their Nike collabs. Yea, sad I know!

And I wondered why? It's because these artists came from the punk and skate scene when I was following the hip hop and these two subcultures didn't come together. Although, truth-be-told Beastie Boys were punk before they were hip hop. And of course there was Malcolm McLaren, R.I.P., and his role in punk and hip hop.

Beautiful Losers film trailer from beautifullosersfilm on Vimeo.

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