VIDEO: Hood Crew’s “Freed The Streets”
Sometimes we need some Captain Crunch with our kale
Don’t tell my girlfriend, but I kind of like kale. I’m getting older and therefore paying a little more attention to what’s going into my body. Good nutrition, after all, is important and I’m told the stuff that used to be called garnish is a superfood.
Media is like food in that respect. When you’re young, any old thing with enough flash and sugar is good enough. As you get older, taste gets more refined. You’d rather have a healthy serving of a well-made All.I.Can. instead of one thousand edits of Fritos and French Onion Dip. But even with a lot more locally grown, farm-to-table, kick-ass meals, I still fall in love with the occasional bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Variety is the spice of life and it isn’t going to kill you.
In that respect, “Freed The Streets” is a big old bowl of C.T.C. The Hood Crew wants you to know they don’t give a fudge. Their almost-28-minute epic is filled with obnoxious music, antics, and skiing. It’s refreshing to see and fun to watch. Sure, films like “Into The Mind,” “Supervention,” and the much-anticipated “McConkey” will feed your soul, but films like “Freed The Streets” tastes pretty good going down too, even if you have a minor stomach ache and diarrhea at the end. It was worth it! Thanks Hood Crew, you’re the sugary cereal in my ski media diet.