Driving Lessons, Philly Style INTERNET
Published Aug 01, 2004Philadelphia artists Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson of the Roots and King Britt have garnered critical acclaim and gained a reputation for musical innovation over the years, but theres one thing they both dont have: drivers licences. This is the premise of Scions On The DL, (www.scion.com/onthedl), a short film that documents the duos misadventures in attempting to legally get behind the wheel. Slotted to screen at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival, On The DL also shows the duo in their creative environments whether spinning or producing, where they assume almost total control. Its amusing to see this confidence unravel in the face of singing driving instructors and writing permit tests surrounded by teenagers with photographic memories. The moody score by LAs DJ Nobody and testimony by friends and collaborators does little to inspire faith in the duos efforts either. While producer/vocalist Vikter Duplaix gives ?uestlove a cautionary thumbs up, his assessment of King Britts driving aptitude is disturbingly forthright: "He scares me."