This Is The Life (2008) explores the racial, social and musical implications of South Central Los Angeles' famed '90s Hip Hop venue The Good Life. The film features interviews with various members of Freestyle Fellowship, Project Blowed, Busdriver, Cut Chemist, Chali 2na, 2Mex, Pigeon John and others. Last night our friends at Space 15 Twenty kicked off their weekly Monday Night of music-related films curated by Amoeba with a screening of this very documentary in their courtyard with a follow-up Q&A session with director/producer Avu Du Vernay in celebration of the DVD release, which just hit shelves today. In case, you're like me and missed out, Amoeba has the transcription on their blog and their will be more screenings every night this week with special guests at the Downtown Independent Theater. Here's the official trailer of the film.
Tonight they're extending the celebration with a one-time only reunion performance from some of the heads that made that life so good, returning to the roots of this very special LA scene, this time at the House of Blues Sunset strip presented by our pal Dean Raissen and his enterprise Raise Up Entertainment. I can tell you now it's going to be bananas with featured guests including Cut Chemist, Chali 2Na, Abstract Rude, Pigeon John, Busdriver, 2Mex to name a few in addition to the charismatic MC Garth Trinidad and it only costs you 2 Lincoln bills ($10 pre-purchase that be) so get a move and get ready to dance all night.