Somewhere in my notes from the L.A trip was a mention of the SBX documentary. No idea who gave it to me or why but a google search returned a full version of this 2005 documentary available on Youtube.
It features the likes of Lord Finesse, AG and Edan as well as some previously unseen battle footage (according to the summary) of Percee P and Lord Finesse in Patterson Park. It also has Dave Thomkins interviewing AG and talking about the birth of DITC.
It’s always interesting to see new stories like this for me, and while the documentary focuses on both MCs and producers the sound that people like Finesse pioneered, and which is a central part of this docu, remains a foundation of the story I’m trying to tell, a key ingredient in how beats and production would evolve in the 2000s and beyond.