Last updated February 05, 2023
In his directorial debut, Ice-T interviews dozens of other rap and hip-hop artists, including Mos Def, Eminem and Dr. Dre, about their creative processes. Focusing on the craft rather than the bling, Ice-T also documents the music's history.
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Director Peter Spirer spotlights the world and culture of hip-hop, examining its popularity and future. He covers such frequent rap song topics as race, violence, police, family and sex as he talks to a variety of performers from both coasts.
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Rapper, director and actor Ice Cube explores how the Los Angeles Raiders influenced both the turbulent culture and the emerging local hip-hop scene of South Central L.A. after moving to the city in the 1980s.
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In this incisive documentary, filmmakers Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod explore the creative, ethical and legal implications of sampling -- a technique by which hip-hop artists use snippets of other performers' compositions in their own tracks. Is sampling a fair use of other artists' work to create a brand new music form, or is it copyright infringement, plain and simple? Chuck D., George Clinton and other musical heavy hitters weigh in.
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Time hasn't mellowed caped comedian Blowfly -- aka Clarence Reid -- who's still dishing up lewd and rude rap ditties that could make folks half his age blush. This unflinching biopic follows the 69-year-old funk machine as he mounts a comeback tour.
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