Chuck D

The Untold Story of Detroit Hip Hop

The Untold Story of Detroit Hip Hop

The Untold Story of Detroit Hip Hop

IMDb: 7.5
2018
105min

“The Untold Story of Hip-Hop” Narrated by Chuck D. Tells the colorful true stories of the people, places and sounds behind the mainstream names we know and love. We start in Detroit, host of one of the most important and influential music movements of the 21st century.

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Hidden Colors 5: The Art of Black Warfare

Hidden Colors 5: The Art of Black Warfare

Hidden Colors 5: The Art of Black Warfare

IMDb: 6.7
2019
135min

The history of warfare as it relates to global Black society, broken down into 7 chapters that examines the ways the system of racism wages warfare from a historical, psychological, sexual, biological, health, educational, and military perspective.

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All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records

IMDb: 7.3
2015
94min

Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with two hundred stores, in thirty countries, on five continents. From humble beginnings in a small-town drugstore, Tower Records eventually became the heart and soul of the music world, and a powerful force in the music industry. In 1999, Tower Records made $1 billion. In 2006, the company filed for bankruptcy. What went wrong? Everyone thinks they know what killed Tower Records: The Internet. But that’s not the story. All Things Must Pass is a feature documentary film examining this iconic company’s explosive trajectory, tragic demise, and legacy forged by its rebellious founder, Russ Solomon.

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The Weird World of Blowfly

The Weird World of Blowfly

The Weird World of Blowfly

IMDb: 6.2
2010
89min

Clarence Reid is a musician who wrote and produced romantic and spiritual songs for some of the greatest Southern soul and R&B acts of the 1960s and ’70s. He is also the gonzo performer Blowfly, Clarence’s freaky alter ego and the original X-rated rapper. “The Weird World of Blowfly” explores both sides of this hilarious and controversial artist, providing a rare, inside peek at the infamous linguist’s daily life. Now 69-years-old, with a gold-spangled superhero costume and a catalog of the world’s raunchiest tunes, Blowfly tours the world, still struggling for success and recognition after 50 years of making music. The film highlights both Clarence’s and Blowfly’s unique contributions to music history, including Top-10 R&B hits and what might be the world’s first rap song, recorded in 1965.

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G-Funk

G-Funk

G-Funk

IMDb: 7.1
2017
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G-Funk is the untold story of three childhood friends from East Long Beach who helped commercialize hip hop by developing a sophisticated and melodic new approach – merging Gangsta Rap with elements of Motown, Funk, and R&B.

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Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America

Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America

Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America

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2017
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Hustlers Convention

Hustlers Convention

Hustlers Convention

IMDb: 7.0
2015
96min

The story of Sport and Spoon – two young hustlers who attend the eponymous convention, only to get tangled up in a financial disagreement that leads to a shootout, police chase and finishes with Sport on death row, weighing up what it all means. Taking its title from the album, the film blends archive photos with interviews and uses unique animated sequences set to the album. It portrays Hustlers Convention in its wider social context and Jalal’s personal story as one of rap’s undisputed pioneers.

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Mavis!

Mavis!

Mavis!

IMDb: 8.8
2015
80min

A look at the life and music of legendary singer and civil rights activist, Mavis Staples.

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Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement

Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement

Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement

IMDb: 7.1
2009
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Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation

Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation

Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation

IMDb: 7.9
2011
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A look at the rise of crack cocaine in urban America in the 1980s and it’s influence on popular culture, especially in hip-hop music.

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Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap

IMDb: 7.1
2012
106min

SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP is a feature length performance documentary about the runaway juggernaut that is Rap music. At the wheel of this unstoppable beast is the film’s director and interviewer Ice-T. Taking us on a deeply personal journey Ice-T uncovers how this music of the street has grown to dominate the world. Along the way Ice-T meets a whole spectrum of Hip-Hop talent, from founders, to new faces, to the global superstars like Eminem, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Kanye West. He exposes the roots and history of Rap and then, through meeting many of its most famous protagonists, studies the living mechanism of the music to reveal ‘The Art Of Rap’. This extraordinary film features unique performances from the entire cast, without resorting to archive material, to build a fresh and surprising take on the phenomenon that is Rap.

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30 for 30

30 for 30

30 for 30

IMDb: 7.5
2009
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30 for 30 is the umbrella title for a series of documentary films airing on ESPN and its sister networks and online properties. The series, which highlights people and events in the sports world that have generally received small amounts of attention, has featured two “volumes” of 30 episodes each, a 13-episode series under the ESPN Films Presents title in 2011-2012, and a series of 30 for 30 Shorts shown through the ESPN.com website.

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The King

The King

The King

IMDb: 6.8
2017
107min

A cultural portrait of the American dream at a critical time in the nation’s history. Set against the 2016 American election, The King takes a musical road trip across the country in Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls Royce.

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