Directed by Henry LeBlanc and released on video in it’s home country of the USA in 1999.
The Houston hip hop scene in the late ’90s was at it’s peak (despite only becoming commercially successful after the death of DJ Screw and Three 6 Mafia’s hit single Sippin’ On Some Syrup in 2000) and luckily many members of Texas’ leading hip hop group The Screwed Up Click banded together to make this film.
The film features the likes of E.S.G., Big Pokey, Bird, Mr. 3-2, the now incarcerated South Park Mexican aswell as the originator of chopped and screwed music himself DJ Screw – each in plenty of different roles. The film itself however is your typical hood film, but my connection with the music and the rapper stars of this film put it close to my heart so I really can’t put any fault to this. Plus, this is actually one of those good hood movies as opposed to the films of No Limit head honcho Master P…. I won’t even go there….
Nevertheless, The Dirty 3rd is a great throwback to the Houston Hip Hop scene at it’s best and a testament to the ambition of all the rappers, producers and DJs who were a part of it and still are.