WE WERE HYPHY

A DOCUMENTARY FILM

In the summer of 2006 the San Francisco Bay Area was Going Dumb!

 

We Were Hyphy is a music documentary about Hyphy, a thumping subgenre of hip hop, that’ll excite, entice and entertain you! Whether you were there or not - whether you went dumb or not - you’ll love We Were Hyphy!

 

ABOUT THE DOC

We Were
Hyphy Is:

A love song to the artists, dance, music, slang, clothes and, most importantly of all, the people who came of age during the  Hyphy Movement.

We were there, we were hyphy.

This is a story about a generation that created and experienced something very special, the kind of something that only happens once in a lifetime, and how those hyphy roots have influenced them as they’ve grown in their lives and careers.

 

As filmmakers, we want We Were Hyphy to recreate the excitement of the times while showing the impact they had on millions of people in the Bay Area and beyond. The film is a fun, nostalgic experience for those lucky enough to experience Hyphy the first time around, and a tantalizing introduction to those discovering it now. But whether you went dumb or have no idea what that means, We Were Hyphy is a documentary that will excite, entice and entertain you!

ABOUT THE CREW

We Are:

Director: Larry Madrigal 

Producer: Jason O'Mahony

Director of Photography: Ryan McDowell

Executive Producer: Rafael Casal

Executive Producer: D-Ray

Executive Producer: Matt Werner

Executive Producer: Nump

Associate Producer: Tyrese Johnson

Associate Producer: Stephanie Benjamin

Associate Producer: Ernesto Melero

Story Editor: Marshall Moses

Story Editor: Kagure Kabue

Cinematographer: Kyle Doan

Researcher: Gurpuran Singh

                           

Video & Photos

Send us old footage or pictures of you and your friends going dumb! Or at sideshows! Or just being hyphy!

GET INVOLVED

Were you there? Are you you still Hyphy? We need your help...

Stories

Send us your stories - we would love to hear them! And, who knows, maybe interview you!

Music

Send us your most hyphy music - please - we would LOVE to hear it! And possibly feature it in the doc!

 
 

Side Stories

 

Beyond the documentary...

When we started out we had little idea how to create a documentary about the Hyphy movement. We knew we loved the music. But we had no idea if anyone would share our passion. All along the creative journey, we bumped into people that fascinated us with their stories. We’ve included some excerpts of those stories here. They’re not all exclusively about Hyphy but we met such open, interesting folks that we thought we’d share some of their stories too!

Falcon Dave

Oakland has a bad reputation and while there’s no denying that it - like all urban centers - has a dark side, there’s far more to the city than you might expect from most media articles. The legendary Falcon Dave of the Falcon Boys took us for a ride to show us that Oakland has its light side too. And it does. Go along to a First Friday and be amazed at all the city has to offer.

Made with love, in the Yay Area