I first met Kevin Epps at the Thrasher HQ back in 2002 when he showed up on our doorstep with a DV tape of his first film “Straight Outta Hunters Point” asking for some help turning it into a DVD.
I’ve been fortunate enough since then to be able to work with him on a bunch of his film and DVD projects including Rap Dreams and SOHP2. Black Alcatraz was released back in 2010, but thanks to that new TV show his disc is now selling like hotcakes in the prison island giftshop.
My favorite part about this blurry photo is the fact that it was taken in August of ‘08—months before the election. Epps has always been a step ahead.