After three years of footwork (and some very last-minute scrambling), director Daniel Torok and producers J.R. Celski and Vinny Dorn were joined by some of Seattle's most notable hip-hop artists for the premiere of "The Otherside," a documentary following the rise and struggle of of independent hip-hop in Seattle.
Macklemore, Geologic from the Blue Scholars, members of Mad Rad, State of the Artist, Metal Chocolates and Dyme Def were all in attendence as the documentary aired -- many of whom were seeing it for the first time.
Director Torok said he felt that, despite the eleventh-hour changes (multiple artists who were integral to the original storyline removed themselves from the project just months before the premiere), the documentary was "a better project."
"I haven't had a lot of times to really dissect it, in terms of what this means to the scene," says local superstar Macklemore, who played the main stage at Sasquatch! last weekend, "but I'm taking it in as a piece of art, and I think that [the filmmakers] did a great job."
"Looking back on it now, I think that they captured a moment in time," he stated.
Find more information about The Otherside by visiting the film's website.