Category “Music”

Nicki Minaj: My Time Again

This 40 minute MTV special is all about Nicki Minaj, and gives you an insight into her everyday life, from the effort that goes into filming her music videos and preforming live, to the rehearsals in preparation for preforming at the VMA's. The film also follows Nicki as she visits her hometown, Southside Jamaica, Queens and recounts memories of what it was like to grow up in a one-room basement apartment with her family, including the pain still felt from her father burning down the family...

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Diplo: F10RIDA

The artist known as Diplo who is at this stage very well known for his club hits and experimental sound, has released this documentary which coincided with the release of his latest album "F10RIDA". If you don't already know of Diplo one such example of his work is the track he produced for M.I.A, "Paper Planes" back in 2008 which got to number 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. F10RIDA itself is more like a homage to his breakout album "Florida" which was originally released in 2004. In this film however we learn a bit about the artist and the influences that helped shape his...

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A Night At The Garden

New York City is the epicenter of the Hip-Hop world, before Hip-Hip became big business it was a uniting force, at it's inception Hip-Hip was not all about making a profit or getting your product sold but more about expression and a way of life which empowered those who embraced it. Hip-Hip originated in the Bronx in the 1970's, giving birth to it's golden era, the "Boom Bap" but this documentary by self taught filmmaker Connie Chavez sets about discovering what Hip-Hop has evolved into, question the politics involved and the industries methods of enslaving artists. Chavez meets...

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Demonstration: How You Do A Tour

Vice's music channel Noisey teamed up with UK rapper Tinie Tempah in order to bring you a unique documentary that goes behind the scenes of Tinie Tempah's life on the road whilst touring his album. The tour was planned in late 2013 and set about visiting cities such as Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, to name only a few, it also included support from Krept and Konan with special guests DJ Fresh, Wiz Kid and Meridian...

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The Pink Floyd Story: Which One’s Pink?

In 2005 for the first time in 25 years the members of Pink Floyd got back together to play a live show for Live Aid, for a precious 20 minutes they were once again the legendary Pink Floyd, a band that has spanned 40 years pioneering everything from underground rock to the stadium extravaganza, a band that has survived tragedy and shunned celebrity and wrestled publicly with both it's success and it's audience. There have been five members of the band three of which have lead the band in different decades and that's why the question still remains, which one is pink?  This BBC film...

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“Forget Not” The Chariot

The Chariot was an American mathcore band from Douglasville, Georgia. They started out in 2003 and only recently finished up in 2013. This film by Derek Scearcé of the YouTube channel imagerystorm is about The Chariots last tour around...

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Born To Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock

A three part BBC documentary series looking back on the golden era of American rock, when singers were considered to be gods, guitarists were idolised for shredding power solos and songs had the ability to move a nation. Bands forging one stadium at a time from three decades spanning from the 1960's to the early 90's rock music was being blasted out on every radio station across the states. This program explores how rock music began during the protest movement seen in the 60's quickly taking hold of a...

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The Kate Bush Story

This BBC film sets about exploring Kate Bush's musical career which stretches from Wuthering Heights released in 1978 to her most recent album 50 Words for Snow which came out in 2011. Through a number of interviews with fellow musicians we get a good understanding of how she made a name for herself and grew over the years. Contributors include David Gilmour from Pink Floyd as well as Del Palmer her engineer and ex-partner several others including Elton John, Stephen Fry many...

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Johnny Cash: The Last Great American

Johnny Cash was born in Arkansaw in 1932 during the American depression, rural living was hard and the Cash family was dirt poor. His father rode the rails traveling the length and breath of the country by train in search of work. This BBC film sets about profiling the life of this American legend and reveals how he managed to achieve such greatness having come from such...

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