HOW THE WEST WAS 1
SCOTTY D SPENCER is an everyman. An Everyman who has been everywhere at once. The Compton, CA native has not only been present to chronicle the birth and growth of West Coast Hip Hop culture, Spencer has lived and participated in every element to the fullest. From capturing precious moments on film to managing and promoting some of the West Coast most influential artists, Scotty D Spencer, is finally sharing his journey riding shotgun to the birth and growth of Hip Hop in California with his documentary film and book, HOW THE WEST WAS 1.HOW THE WEST WAS 1 is a 10-part Docuseries with and accompanying book that chronicles the origins of music, dance, fashion, graffiti, and Hip Hop culture on the West Coast going back to the early 1970s. More importantly, Scotty D Spencer gives a personal account of this rap phenomenon and provides interviews with a host of unsung legends who were responsible for setting the stage for the likes Coolio, NWA, Egyptian Lover, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and every artist and DJ of note that popped on the scene in the mid-1980s to this present day. The story of Scotty D Spencer begins when he and his family moved to California from Morgantown, West Virginia in 1969. Hanging with his older cousins and making new friends in the neighborhood, Scotty began connecting the dots through friendship, mutual admiration and hustling throughout several Compton and Los Angeles neighborhoods. This trait would serve him well when he began linking up the earliest DJs and rappers like the Soundmasters Crew and other local artists and dancers throughout the city.Thank you for taking the time to check us out and for your support of independent music and film.