The late footwork legend goes against the clock on Don’t Watch That’s Beat This series.

Footage has surfaced of Chicago footwork pioneer DJ Rashad constructing a beat in 10 minutes. The video was filmed in spring 2012 and is taken from Tim and Barry’s I’m Tryna Tell Ya documentary, which has just appeared online in full. The hour-long film focuses on the influential Chicago footwork scene, of which Rashad was an integral figure.

Tim & Barry told FACT recently that the film was near completion when Rashad passed away: “After that, working on it was really difficult on a personal level. Once [we] got past that though, editing the film became quite a cathartic process.” 

You can view Rashad’s episode of Beat This above or watch I’m Tryna Tell Ya in full. Also, check out a bonus interview featuring scene elder Traxman which we premiered last month.



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