Marvelous Southside Crew

A Story About 1980s Atlanta Hip Hop Culture

I just completed the first episode of this film. I need your help raising money for the Marketing phase of this production and  the completion of more episodes to complete a full season of Marvelous Southside Crew. 
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About the film
In 1985 four teenage friends from South Atlanta, Georgia, come of age and put their stamp on the emerging Southern Hip-Hop wave that swept across the South during the 1980s. The film also showcases the amazing Atlanta "YEEK" Dance Culture, a style of dancing unique to Atlanta. "YEEKIN" as ATLiens call it, displays unbridled energy, style and flare. YEEKIN, without question, rivaled New York's Break Dancing culture. Yeekin gave Atlanta teens their own Southern hip-hop identity.

[outtakes from MARVELOUS SOUTHSIDE CREW  2022]
In the 80s, Atlanta teenagers from places like Fulton High School, Benjamin E. Mays, Fredrick Douglass HS, Walter F. George HS, Booker T. Washington HS etc., enjoyed a vibrant nightlife in the city of Atlanta. High Schoolers from outside the city limits in Decatur also mixed and mingled in the exciting Atlanta teen nightlife. Teen spots such as Jelly Beans, Skate Town, and Sharon's Showcase often served as unofficial teen nightclubs and ground zero for some of the most epic dance battles between rival hip hop dance crews from all over the metro Atlanta area. Dance crews with catchy names like 911 and Guess were local rock stars in the city and performed in front of hundreds of screaming teenagers as they battled each other for bragging rights and YEEK Supremacy.
The film MARVELOUS SOUTHSIDE CREW takes you on a hip-hop journey through Black Teen life in Atlanta, Georgia, during the 1980s, as seen through the eyes of the story's main character Kevin. The old school hip-hop community in Atlanta will benefit from this project because the film explains the origin story of Atlanta hip hop culture, and they will finally get their much-deserved credit. It highlights how talented black teenagers from all over the city and surrounding areas provided the creative genius, energy and style which laid the foundation that made Atlanta and the state of Georgia the international entertainment powerhouse that it has become today.

*Donations of all amounts are welcome
  • What I will be able to do if I reach my entire fundraising goal:
  • If I reach my fundraising goal, I will be able to cover Marketing & Production costs and begin production on an additional follow-up episode to the film I just finished.
How you can help
Your donation will assist in covering the Marketing & or production cost associated with additional episodes and exposing this film to a larger audience.
What a larger donations get you?
  • $100 or more Special Thanks in Film Credits
  • Khaeem is an Atlanta-based Filmmaker, Writer, Educator, Director, and Producer. Khaeem attended Utoy Springs Elementary School, Fulton High School in South Atlanta and he is a Norfolk State University and Troy University Alumni.
Born to College professor Gwendolyn Gatewood and legendary soul singer William Hart of the two-time Grammy Award-winning R&B group The Delfonics. Upon his parents' separation, his mother left Philadelphia, PA and moved to Atlanta, Ga. in 1977. Khaeem grew up in South Atlanta in the Polar Rock Community. By age 12, Khaeem began to take an interest in entertainment. In 1997 Khaeem founded Khaeem Entertainment as a recording studio in metro Atlanta. In 1999 Khaeem began to study filmmaking and dedicated himself for the next 15 years to learning the craft of filmmaking. In 2006 Khaeem Entertainment evolved into a small film production company.
In 2015 Khaeem began working on the script for his first feature film; in 2017, he began production on the company's first film, MARVELOUS. In 2020 he began production on his second film, The Marvelous Southside Crew, which he completed shooting in the summer of 2021.
  • Lauren Edwards 
    • $100 
    • 8 mos
  • Mae Best 
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 10 mos
  • Cameryn and Connor Polk 
    • $200 
    • 10 mos
  • Stacy Peterson 
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
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Khaeem Yisrael 
Atlanta, GA

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