For many of us, Freddie Foxxx is the people’s champion who is still heavily slept on. When I first got through he was midway through an interview and I heard him say “…they’re not experimenting enough, they need to be more diverse…”. I assume he was talking about the current state of emcees, a topic he is always glad to discuss in interviews and on his records.
Freddie Foxxx is an enigma. He keeps redefining himself as others desperately try to pin him down and label him. Ruffian. Hardcore. Gun-Wielding. A bygone legend, limited to cameos and guest appearances. Industry Troublemaker. Foxxx is all of these things and none of them at once. A past marred with distrust and hard-breaks has molded Foxxx into a chameleon and one of the most respected emcees out there.
On October 9, 2004, The Beastie Boys handed out 50 cameras to audience members at their sold-out performance in New York’s Madison Square Garden. These 50 different passionate perspectives, shot from the point-of view of the audience, take the viewers deep inside the world of a live Beastie Boys show, capturing the experience of a live musical performance like no film ever has done.