Category “Music”

Rhyme & Reason

Rhyme & Reason is a 1997 documentary film about rap and hip hop. Documentary filmmaker Peter Spirer interviewed over 80 significant artists in rap and hip hop music. This documentary explores the history of hip hop culture, how rap evolved to become a major cultural voice (and a multi-billion dollar industry), and what the artists have to say about the music’s often controversial images and reputation. Interview subjects range from veteran old-school rappers, such as Kurtis Blow, KRS-One and Chuck D, to gangsta rap icons Ice-T, Dr. Dre, and MC Eiht, to several current rap hitmakers,...

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Game: Life After The Math

The Game spits the truth about his rise from the streets of Compton on camera and on stage with insights on a chaotic childhood, the drugs, the shootings that almost killed him, the falling out with G-Unit, his infamous beef with 50 Cent and Dr. Dre, and his rebirth as a multi-platinum powerhouse. The Game delivers with previously unseen concert footage, shocking interviews, and original...

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Inventor of the Synthesizer

“Moog,” a documentary about Robert Moog, inventor of the modern synthesizer, is a portrait of the legendary figure in music and technology and his ideas about creativity, design, interactivity, spirituality and his collaborations with musicians over the...

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50 Cent: Who Dares Wins

After years of struggle, false starts, and a debut album that never came out following an attempt on his life, 50 Cent became the biggest new star in hip-hop in 2003 with the release of his album, which documented his hardscrabble existence on New York’s mean streets. 50 Cent: Who Dares Wins is an unauthorized documentary on the rapper’s life and music, featuring rare footage and interviews with friends, colleagues and fellow hip-hop stars, including Ed Lover, Mr. Cheeks, Bang ‘em Smurf, and Digga. Please note that this film was produced without the participation of 50 Cent or his...

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High Tech Soul: The Creation of Techno Music

HIGH TECH SOUL is the first documentary to tackle the deep roots of techno music alongside the cultural history of Detroit, its birthplace. From the race riots of 1967 to the underground party scene of the late 1980s, Detroit’s economic downturn didn’t stop the invention of a new kind of music that brought international attention to its producers and their...

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Marvin Gaye: His Final Hours

Delve into the Prince of Motown’s violent childhood to uncover the root of Marvin’s strained relationship with his strict father and to understand his struggle with drugs. This compelling documentary series unlocks the hidden secrets, psychological flaws and events that result in the tragic deaths of famed notorious and the iconic. Every episode maps out the final 24 hours of a different famous person’s life. The series weaves the star’s back-story with events from their last day, which lays bare the threads of fate that led inextricably from childhood to the moment of death. These...

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Prince: The Glory Years

Prince: The Glory Yearsis a documentary film which reviews and re-captures this golden decade and with the aid of his friends, colleagues, fellow musicians and other notable contributors, helps discover why Prince Rodgers Nelson simply stole the ’80s. This documentary primarily focuses on Prince’s creative and commercial output during the 1980’s, with anecdotes provided by several of the key collaborators of the era, some great insight is provided into the inner workings of the 1980’s Purple Reign. Packed with live performance and studio footage, rare photographs and new...

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Lil Wayne: The Carter

An in-depth look at the artist Dwayne LIL’ WAYNE Carter Jr, proclaimed by many as the “greatest rapper alive” With comprehensive and personal interviews with Lil’ Wayne, this film will also feature insight from those that know him best. The world will finally get to know the history surrounding one of the most prolific artists of this...

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The Fall: The Wonderful and Frightening World of Mark E. Smith

A 1-hour Documentary looking at the Manchester post-punk group and its infamous leader Mark E Smith. The Film follows the current band recording their final Session for the John Peel Show (they were his favourite group and recorded more sessions than any other band) as well as chronicling the chaotic history of the band & its numerous line-up changes. Featuring John Peel, Stewart Lee, Marc ‘Lard’ Riley alongside The...

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