His name is Derrick Jones, the TR808, but you can call him D-Nice. And while you were pounding away your nonexistent screenplay and working on finishing that second short stack of pancakes, D-Nice has been quietly directing a series of short films that chronicle obscure twists and turns in hip hop’s private quarters that have shaped some of the biggest cuts in it’s history. Also, if weren’t aware, dude is pretty sharp with the clickety flash as well.

Here, D-Nice captures some inside scoop on Joe Ski Love’s hit “Pee Wee Dance”. Stick around for some watershed commentary on “ringtone rappers”.

True Hip-Hop Stories: Joe Ski Love from D-Nice on Vimeo.

There’s 6 episodes so far, and by the upload date and times, I’m sure there will be much more to come. You can peep the whole series here.

Bonus: The irony of Masta Ace’s piece is only matched by the films beauty.

True Hip-Hop Stories: Masta Ace from D-Nice on Vimeo.