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Set In The West: The Genesis of L.A. Hip Hop

The origins of Hip Hop emerging from New York City in the 1970’s are well documented, but many don't know that at the same time, there was another music scene creating its own culture on the other side of the country.
This is the untold, rarely heard story of the genesis of the West Coast Hip Hop movement.

  • Wolfgang Amaduez
    Director
  • Villalobos Body
    Writer
  • David Storm
    Writer
  • Villalobos Body
    Producer
  • Silky D Williams
    Producer
  • Lonzo Williams
    Producer
  • David Storms
    Producer
  • Lonzo Williams
    Key Cast
  • Professor Griff
    Key Cast
  • Don Campbell
    Key Cast
  • Michael Khalfani
    Key Cast
  • Silky D WIlliams
    Key Cast
  • Sadiki Bakari
    Key Cast
  • General Jeff
    Key Cast
  • Egyptain Lover
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 23, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    70,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Wolfgang Amaduez

Wolfgang Amadeuz is a Producer, Hip Hop Historian, Hip Hop Technophile and writer. A member of the Universal Hip Hop Organization, a docent for the California African American Museum and Compton's 125 Historical Society. Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and graduated from Compton High School and Los Angeles Southwest College. Wolfgang Amadeuz produced the documentary Set In The West: The Genesis of L.A. Hip Hop and LUV for Keeps: The Story of Madonna's Stalker. He has been featured in the documentary Beyond Gangster Blackface (2017). Wolfgang Amadeuz is currently working on music projects for various artist.

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