Fronts, golds, plates, shines, caps, slugs, pullouts. Call it what you want, just put your money where your mouth is and let it shine. Grillz brings the bling bling to the screen and documents the history and popularity of mouth jewelry in hip-hop and beyond. From New York in the early Eighties to the Dirty South and the streets of Amsterdam.
Grillz is a documentary with a total length of 35 minutes, made by Boris Everts and Sander Kerkhof. In Houston, Texas the makers speak with two famous jewellers, who sell their grills, golden chains and expensive watches to hiphop rappers like Snoop Dogg, Lil’ Wayne, Kanye West, Nelly and Lil’ Jon. In the Houston clubs, we see the local shining youth bragging about how much money they spend on expensive jewelry: “Ice is what we need”. A clearly important part of the modern hiphopculture is hereby exposed. The famous rapper Paul Wall, who is high earner in the area of grills with his associate jeweller Johnny Dang, tells about his experiences regarding grills as status symbols.
Watch Grillz now on http://www.minimovies.org
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