No stranger to urban culture, Ripp was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles. Ripp spent a large portion of his adolescence making short films, hanging out at World on Wheels and Uncle Jam's Army parties and listening to the lyrics laid down by some of the originators of rap music, including the Sugar Hill Gang, Grand Master Flash & the Furious Five and Run-DMC.
Ripp's first exposure to urban culture came in the mid-1970s when the Los Angeles Unified School District began bussing kids from South Central Los Angeles to his elementary school in Hollywood. This early introduction to urban culture was the catalyst that led to his awareness of life in the 'hood and, ultimately, to making a reality-based film centered on life in South Central Los Angeles.
Ripp is currently collaborating with Chris McQuarrie, Academy Award-winning writer of The Usual Suspects, on a script called Beat Cop, which Ripp will direct..
Adam Ripp Facts
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