Davey D Interviews Soul Food Junkies Filmmaker Byron Hurt

byron HurtFilmmaker Byron Hurt has been making noise for a minute with his thought provoking film projects including Hip Hop Beyond Beats and Rhymes and Barack & Curtis: Manhood, Power, & RespectBoth gave us keen insight into Black manhood… His latest film Soul food Junkies is a gem among gems as he explores the relationship between him and his late father and our collective love affair with food. It’s insightful and touching documentary that’ll give you serious food for thought (no pun intended)..

Recently Byron came to the Bay Area to do a special screening of his flick.. We sat down and chopped it up.. Here’s our interview that recently aired on Free Speech TV


Below is a link to Byron talking about his next film which will focus on Hazing in Fraternities


Filmaker Byron Hurt Releases Tribute to Guru-Never Before Seen Footage

Dear Friends, Family, and Colleagues:

On Monday, April, 19, 2010, Hip-Hop lost one of its legendary rap artists, Guru. I was saddened to hear about his death. Guru was one of my favorite rappers, and the rap group he founded with DJ Premier, Gang Starr, was one of Hip-Hop’s iconic rap groups.

On March 26, 2003, I interviewed Gang Starr for my film Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes on the set of his music video,“Rite Where U Stand,” in Brooklyn, NY. Click on the video image below to watch never seen before clips from that interview. This is my personal tribute to Keith Elam, better known worldwide as Guru. Thank you Johnalynn Holland for editing this tribute


I enjoyed meeting Guru and had the opportunity to interact with him on another occasion in New York City a few years ago. I found him to be a very approachable, intelligent, likeable guy. I thought you might be interested in reading this homage, “My brother, Gang Starr’s Guru,” written by Harry Elam, Jr. He has an interesting family background and life story.

R.I.P. Guru (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal).


Byron Hurt

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