We From Dallas Will premiere On April 8th 2014 & April 12th 2014 @ Angelika 6 Theaters CLiCK HERE to get your tickets now
When you think of the history of hip hop, places like Los Angeles, New York and even Miami come to mind. In this groundbreaking documentary, local director Teddy Cool throws down the cardboard dance floor gauntlet and shows why Dallas deserves its place in the annals of hip hop, break dancing and finding new beats.
WE FROM DALLAS covers the rise of hip hop culture in Dallas from the early days of KNON radio, to the golden era of Deep Ellum and the rise of the southern rap culture. Including interviews with the heroes and legends that made it all possible—DJ’s, producers, emcees, b-boys, graffiti artists—this documentary leaves no stone unturned. For the first time, all the architects of Dallas hip-hop are brought together in a feature length documentary to speak about their city, the music, the fans and to proudly proclaim: WE FROM DALLAS.
Producer: Teddy Cool, Islam Sesalem, Joel Salazar
Teddy Cool, Islam Sesalem, Joel Salazar
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: King Hollis, John Huffman IV
FEATURING: PiKaHsSo,The D.O.C., Vanilla Ice, Play of Play N Skillz, S1, Headkrack, GYLO, EZ Eddie D, Kottonmouth, Dr. Rock, Bobo Luchiano, Six 2, Baby G, Ron C, Snake & Bhumble Bee Of Nemesis, Cold Cris, Zac Crain, Nippy Jones & many many MANY More.
WATCH The We From Dallas Trailer
BRAiNPhunkalist PiKaHsSo Allen Poe was born in Dallas, Texas on February, 1st 19??. His music career began when he performed a Christmas Rap as KiD CHiLL at Lincoln High in front of the entire auditorium. The reaction was so addictive, he decided to take rap seriously. PiKaHsSo regularly say his raps in the voices of cartoon characters like Popeye, Count Dracula, Fred Sanford and more, which was the catalyst to starting a very abstract and obscure music style the he has coined: BRAiNPHUNK.
PiKaHsSo has been a major fixture in the Dallas music scene since the early 90's and has been a part of some of the most powerful music movements to ever emerge from the Metroplex. He has been a part of the Anthill Mob, Starvyn Artist Magazine (who interviewed everyone from BiGGiE To Guru To Outkast), Dysphunkshunal (who brung you the world famous SKiP Murphy Morning show intro on K104FM), Redrumm Recordz, Eargazum CDS, Dirty South Block Party KNON 89.3FM, Trilogy, PPT (Dallas Mavericks Theme Song group), AwkQuarius, Fat Albert N The Hood, Trap House The Show webcom, The movies Thugz, Best Served Cold, PPT's Denglish and so much more stuff that we can go on for days.
PiKaHsSo is easily one of the most creative minds this city has ever birthed, and once you get a dose of his potent BRAiNPHUNK, you, too, will see why we say that.
Teddy Cool is an independent video director based in Dallas, Texas. Raised just outside Washington, D.C., he grew up with a love for music that eventually developed into a love for film. After a decade of working various film industry jobs, including working for director King Hollis, he began directing his own projects and has since created dozens of videos and promos for local hip hop artists in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.