216: Legends of the Land

Every city has a Story... 216 Legends of the Land is a Docuseries that proves that Cleveland's Impact is bigger than its image in the history of Hip Hop. This series examines the people, places and things that helped to evolve Cleveland's Hip Hop Culture from the early 80s to the Superstardom of Bone Thugs and Harmony in 1994.

  • Stacey Malone
    Now What Short Film, 5 Days Short Film, Greek Chronicles Web Series
  • Joseph Glover
  • Joseph JayKool Glover
  • Roy Dunnican
  • KrayzieBone
    Key Cast
  • Flesh N Bone
    Key Cast
  • Mc Chill
    Key Cast
  • Dj Johnny O
    Key Cast
  • Dj Cochise
    Key Cast
  • Lord Jazz
    Key Cast
  • Sayno
    Key Cast
  • JayKool
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Television, Other
  • Genres:
    Music, history, hiphop, docuseries
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 58 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Stacey Malone

Born and raised in the Greater Cleveland area, Stacey is an Award-Winning Actress, Producer, Director and Screenwriter. She studied acting at Wright State University in Dayton Ohio where she starred in the controversial play “Between Sisters”. While in college she had a role in the 2004 Sundance Film Festival Selection “Joy Road” (formally MVP). Stacey made her stage directorial debut in October 2015 with the stage play “Starve the Devil” by Michael Oatman.

In 2016 Stacey started working on production for her second series from her production Company 12-21 Entertainment Group Ltd. It is a Web Series “Now What” that Stacey wrote, produced , co-directed and served as lead actress. Now What has been selected in the “Indie Night Film Festival” (Los Angeles Feb 2018) SM-DST Spotlight Short Film Showcase (DecaturGA April 2018) Black web fest ( April 2019) Las Vegas Black Film Festival ( Las Vegas April 2019) (WINNER Best Director and Best Male Actor) and Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival ( WINNER Festival Audience Choice)

In the summer 2017 she direct a visual musical short called “5 Days” it was well received at film festivals “Indie Night Film Festival (Los Angeles Feb 2018) and “ Film Miami Fest” (Miami’ August 2018)

The summer of 2018 she made her feature film lead debut filming the independent romantic comedy “I’m Having an Affair with My Wife “ as one of the lead characters “LaShonda”

In 2018 all her hard work paid off when she won the OEA ( Ohio Entertainment Awards) for Best Actress 2018.

In 2018 Stacey, a long with some prominent women in Film and Television started a chapter of Women in Film and Television out of Ohio. She serves as President of the organization which strives to promote education and advancement for women in Film, Television and other Media.

During the pandemic Stacey got the opportunity to direct THE WIZCH on clubhouse on March 13th 2021 where she worked with a cast from across the country to put on a highly praise show in the audio platform

Stacey has contributed her talents to the national film industry and has worked on some productions shooting in Cleveland. Shooting Stars (2022) where she served as assistant to the famed director Chris Robinson and Lost & Found in Cleveland (2023) where she worked in the AD Department.

Stacey is currently Directing with Kool House Media a Docu Series called 216: Legends of the Land about Cleveland’s Impact on Hip Hop Culture that will premiere at the 20th Anniversary of Nerv Djs at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame on September 22nd 2023.

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Director Statement

I am very proud that I was brought on to this project as director. Discovering contributions and impact that Cleveland made to Hip Hop was astonishing and I must admit ignorant to just where Cleveland fits in the fabric of the hostly of Hip Hop. Hip Hop is 50 years old this year and hopefully now people will learn that OUR impact is Bigger than our image.