Rubble Kings

“Rubble Kings is a fascinating, valuable work of social, music and New York history …” – New York Times

“… a gripping chronicle of the bad old days of New York …” – Vice - buy now


Produced by Jim Carrey (THE TRUMAN SHOW, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND) and narrated by John Leguizamo (CARLITO’S WAY, JOHN WICK), RUBBLE KINGS charts the untold story of the real-life ‘Warriors’, the New York street gangs of the 1960s-70s, in the words of those who lived it; connecting the dots between New York’s tough street culture of the late-60s and the birth of hip-hop.

From 1968 to 1975, gangs ruled New York City. Beyond the idealistic hopes of the civil rights movement lay an unfocused rage. Neither law enforcement nor social agency could end the escalating bloodshed. Peace came only through the most unlikely and courageous of events that would change the world for generations to come by giving birth to hip-hop culture.

Rubble Kings chronicles life during this era of gang rule, tells the story of how a few extraordinary, forgotten people did the impossible, and how their actions impacted New York City and the world over.

Shan Nicholson is an award-winning film maker, DJ and music producer from New York with a passion for pop-cultural storytelling.


  • Director:  Shan Nicholson
  • Cast:  Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Herc, Red Alert, Benjy Melendez
  • Runtime:  69mins
  • Language: English
  • Year of Production: 2015



Special Preview: 3.30pm 30th August 2015

Curzon Soho, 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY


Further dates to be announced



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