A Clip Of Young Vin Diesel Rapping (Or Trying To) Over Arthur Russell’s Beats Has Surfaced


Back in the ’80s, New York’s downtown brought together lots of people, and, well, let’s just let the official description of the file take over here: “Fragments of an aborted recording session at Battery Sound NYC in 1986 which brought together fledgling rapper Mark Sinclair–today better known as the actor Vin Diesel–and avant composer/dance music maven Arthur Russell in a project midwifed by Gary Lucas, who discovered Mark Sinclair rapping and break-dancing on the streets of the West Village, and greenlighted by Geoff Travis of Rough Trade Records and Barry Feldman of Upside/Logarhythm records.” The audio’s unembeddable so you’ll have to click over to SoundCloud, but it’s worth it; also, that’s Mark/Vin breakdancing in the above clip, in case you’re wondering. (What, was I going to illustrate this post with the poster from The Pacifier?) [via SOTC lifetime pal Zach Baron]