The greatest second act career in hip-hop history? I’d go with middle of the pack Boogie Down Productions rapper and DJ D-Nice, who for the last few years has been directing a series of sit-down interviews with golden age hip-hop artists like Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, Sadat X, Special Ed, Monie Love, and more. Note that not only are the short True Hip-Hop Stories fun and kind of informative—Monie’s behind the scenes story of Big Daddy Kane’s play for her affection, Special Ed’s sweet and sort of sad insistence on his contemporary relevance—but the pieces are really beautifully shot and edited.
D-Nice as a musician?
“Takin’ out your records and you don’t know how I did it.”
But his filmmaking is worthy.