We also shot until it got pitch black so we could have different light options for the edit. There aren't many Iranian-Americans making documentaries about hip hop in Oakland.
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What's your story? I'm a Bay Area kid that was born in Tehran, Iran. We left Iran during the brutal Iran-Iraq war right on the tails of the "War of the Cities;" my parents and I with very little money slept in motels and hotels throughout Turkey while my dad worked on getting visas to come to America. We finally landed and spent years on food stamps and lived in subsidized housing in Silicon Valley.
My parents still live in the same apartment we moved into in Growing up an immigrant in the backdrop of Silicon Valley and seeing that whole thing happen Apple was across the street from my high school ; it was a strange experience. Especially since no one in my family worked in tech and we were poor as hell.
Naturally when you are poor, I think you look at different ways to find wealth outside of money, and I think for me personally, that is what didn't appeal about the cash-money [style of] rap music. Don't get me wrong, I still listened to that stuff, but I found more self worth in music that spoke to the way I was viewing the world.
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