NYC's most distinct underground figure is the stuff of urban legend: a blind homeless composer, dressed as a viking, who influenced a wave of seminal artists. Now a film is finally bringing his story to light.
While living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the home of the New York hipster, photographer Vero Bielinski set out to discover more about the infamous hispter, a community in search of uniqueness, but in reality all wearing a uniform.
From Nas to Jay Z, Eminem to Notorious B.I.G., some of the biggest rappers got their start on an independent, underground radio show in the middle of the night. Now its story is finally getting the recognition it deserves.