Archive for the ‘Documentary’ Category

Short Film: Big Boi – The Crown Life

In celebration of Crown Royal Black’s partnership with Big Boi, cameras went behind the scenes to document Big Boi in compelling moments of his life and career that showcase his definition of “The Crown Life.” The short film lets audiences into Big Boi’s life as he performed during the 2011 Grammy Awards weekend; inside his studio, Stankonia, as he prepares for his latest projects; and an evening out on the town in his hometown of Atlanta with stops at his favorite spots to unwind.

Related: Killer Mike ft. Big Boi & T.I. – Ready Set Go (Remix) | Big Boi Raps for Pepsi and the NFL Playoffs

Video: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson – Reel Life, Real Stories

MakingOf’s new original show, Reel Life, Reel Stories, hosted by CEO Christine Aylward features intimate conversations with filmmakers who share their passion, inspiration and stories. The latest episode features hip-hop star Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. In this exclusive interview we discuss his venture into acting, directing, and producing.

Related: Nicole Scherzinger ft. 50 Cent – Right There | 50 Cent – Dial 911

Video: Kevin Cossom – KC Takes Over NYC (Day 1)

Singer/Songwriter Kevin “KC” Cossom recently spent 3 days in NYC on a promo tour for the release of his brand new mixtape “By Any Means”. Starting with a mixtape signing party in Brooklyn at Vinnie’s Styles, and then an interview on 98.7 Kiss FM with the legendary Lenny Green. Followed by online media interviews, photo shoots, a live show for BET Music Matters, and a listening session for his next release “Hook vs. Bridge 1.5″. We accompanied KC throughout the 3 days and are proud to present to you the Official promo tour series: Kevin Cossom – KC Takes Over NYC.

Here is Day 1, stay tuned for Day 2 and Day 3 Coming Soon!

Related: Kevin Cossom – Racks (Remix) | Mixtape: Kevin Cossom – By Any Means | Video: Kevin Cossom Feat. Fabolous & Diddy-Baby I Like It

Documentary: Kid Cudi – The Journey Of Mr.Rager

This is the full length documentary that came along with his last album, Man In The Moon 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager.

Related: Kid Cudi – Capcom | Kid Cudi Performs “REVOFEV” on the Conan Show

Video: ESPN Compares Notorious B.I.G. to Shaquille O’Neal

Related: Footage of Shaquille O’Neal in High School

Where I’m From Episode 3: The Rise of Method Man

The same guys that brought us New York Minute are back with the 3rd installment of the Where I’m From series.

This 3rd episode of WI’MF gets us back across the Verrazano,
where Method Man settled at age 13, hooked up with soon-to-be named Raekwon and Inspectah Deck, not knowing they’d be the ones putting Shaolin on the map :​en/​map

An Hempstead native like Prodigy or Julius Erving, Meth recalls a straining try-out for Cappadonna’s crew, around a time when the future Wu members used to battle each other… Going back to 8th grade, Meth talks friendship, dark secrets, and him stealing Cap and Rae’s rhymes to impress cats as he’d go back to his old place in Long Island.

Related: Where I’m From Episode 2: Designer Brent Rollins

Where I’m From Episode 2: Designer Brent Rollins

The same guys that brought us New York Minute are back with this Where I’m From series.

What do “Boyz N The Hood”, “Do the Right Thing” and “Mo Better Blues” have in common ?
This guy on a bike.

Some people know him as “The Ego Trip designer”, some others as a signature “… x Stussy” or “… x Nike”
and everybody know the Hip Hop album covers he created (remember that ill “Stimulus Package” ?)

Born and raised in South (Central) L.A., the Bike Guy now lives in Brooklyn where he talks…
First Step In the Arena, Spike Lee’s Influence… and Visions of Biggie Smalls


The Legendary: A Film About The Roots

During the latter part of 2010 Jeff Baraka and I had the opportunity to cover a number of concerts on the Hennessey Artistry Tour with the Legendary Roots Crew. I have always been a huge fan of the music created by the best band to ever grace the Hip-Hop genre. In this film I wanted to not only highlight the versatility of a group that has played with most everyone in the industry. But also capture candid moments of real human beings just trying to share the gifts they have been given to the best of their abilities.

In addition to the Hennessey Tour, we got an chance to sit down with drummer ?uestlove at the House of Blues in Chicago as the Roots gave the audience a glimpse of why they are considered by many the hardest working band in show biz. All and all the Roots have proven time again that they are indeed Legendary.

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Hit the jump below to see Ryan Leslie & The Roots perform “Diamond Girl” live.

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Documentary: Wale – “No Days Off” by Royal Rae

This basically takes you through a day in the life of Wale promoting a show then performing. It was shot by Royal Rae (Wasup with the interview!??)

Related: Wale – The Break Up Song (Offical Full Video) | BTS: Rick Ross ft. Wale & Meek Mill – Pandemonium | New Music: Wale ft. Lloyd – Lets Chill

Documentary: J Dilla – Still Shining

Created in 2006, this remembrance piece is created as a tribute to the memory and legacy of James “J.Dilla” Yancey. This is a piece designed for his fans and supporters who knew of his accomplishments before February 2006 and those that have grown to appreciate his genius. Here, we gain a greater insight and understanding about our musical icon.

J.Dilla is Still Shining.

(2:55) – Work Ethic Starts In The Basement
(7:35) – What To Listen For in A Dilla Beat
(9:10) – J.Dilla’s Range As A Producer. The King of Reinvention
(12:16) – Going Beyond His Influences
(14:39) – The Dilla Approach To Production
(20:21) – Jay The Producer vs Jay The MC
(26:08) – The Personal Side of J.Dilla
(29:04) – A Soldier Unstoppable!
(32:05) – Venturing Out. (as explained by Phat Kat)
(33:59) – Heading Home… Job Well Done.
(34:48) – We Salute You.

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