One week after Hittman from the Bay Area’s
RBL Posse was gunned down, filmmaker Kevin Epps brought his piece "Straight
Outta Hunter’s Point," through Philly.
The film is a raw documentary shot between 1998
and 2001 of one of America’s most gang infested wastelands. The piece not
only observes the violence, but it also captures the role of Rap music’s
immersion in the murders.
Included in the film are legendary local MC’s
JT Tha Bigga Figga, 3 X Krazy, Keke Da Sneak, and the late Hittman himself.
Epps is a native of the San Francisco naval base, and the camera work conveys
his activism in the good and the bad of the HP community.
“I been through all that. I been on the
up and the down side of it” Epps told AllHipHop.com. A history of the hills
is captured, citing police brutality and government neglect as reasons for the
Epps, who produced and directed the film, is
taking the film all across the east coast to various colleges and independent
theaters for screening.
Epps was unclear as to whether he is going to
make the video available for sale. “I don’t know. Right now, I really
like keeping it DIY (Do-it-Yourself)” Epps said.
In the meantime, a soundtrack is available as
well as screening dates at www.mastamind.com.