In Long Beach, CA there exists a collective of skaters called Hammer City who hail from the 14th Street area. Not a notoriously “nice” area, drugs litter alleys and gangs control the streets. In the middle of all this madness, Hammer City carved out a place for themselves at Michael K. Green Skate Park. Named after the founder of Hammer City who was killed in 2005, while he wasn’t the intended target of the slaying, his death served as a vivid reminder of the dangerous neighborhood they live in. Still the crew forges on. In the video for Oddisee’s “Caprice Down” from Something Beautiful Like The Truth, the groups takes us on a ride through the breath taking Long Beach streets. The video was directed by Jeremy Ian Thomas, known previously as Surreal, an underground emcee who released a couple projects before deciding to attend Film School in Los Angeles.