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Episode 1: Houston
In Houston, Texas, having white teeth is not really normal. H-Town likes diamonds and everybody has grillz. "We grind and shine later."
Put your money where your mouth is
Fronts, golds, plates, shines, caps, slugs, pullouts. Call it what you want, just put your money where your mouth is and let it shine. Grillz brings the bling bling to the screen and documents the history and popularity of mouth jewelry in Hip-Hop and beyond. From New York in the early Eighties to the Dirty South and the streets of Amsterdam.
Boris Everts studied at the Art Academy in Utrecht and worked for different television programmes at the VPRO, a Dutch progressive broadcaster. Since than he focused mainly on camera work for a vast array of productions, from music videos to documentaries, from MTV to Fox Kids.
Sander Kerkhof is a freelance journalist. For years he worked as a critic and radio maker for VPRO's famous online music magazine: 3voor12. Sander was closely involved with the development of State Magazine, an online hip hop magazine. Besides for his journalistic work, he is well known for his performances as DJ Sandeman.
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