Film maker Jim Jarmusch has been in my peripheral because he recently curated the final day of ATP New York, an alt music festival dedicated to post-rock, avant garde, and underground hip-hop music that took place this past labor day weekend, September 3-5.
When given the opportunity to schedule an entire day of music, Jarmusch, a long time hip-hop fan, called up GZA and Raekwon (who apparently spat a great freestyle over Slick Rick’s “Children’s Story”) and also managed to recruit the legendary DJ Kool Herc. You can check out a performance here.
This Jarmusch film short from 2006, “Coffee & Cigarettes,” features GZA, RZA, and Bill “motha fuckin” Murray. The expressions are priceless.