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Planet Rock: The Story Of Hip Hop And The Crack Generation

twenty-five years after crack cocaine ravaged American cities,this documentary explores how the drug also transformed popular culture, especially hip-hop. Narrated and executive produced by Ice-T, "Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation" is the first documentary to focus specifically on the connections between crack and hip-hop. Based primarily on the first-person accounts of f

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Fela Kuti

Fela Kuti

“Fela Kuti Music is the Weapon” is about the Afrobeat legend, musician, composer and performer, mixes footage of Fela Anikulapo Kuti performing at his Shrine nightclub, interviews with the controversial musician, glimpses of life at his not-so-palatial Kalakuta Republic compound, and scenes of Lagos street life. Some voice-over narration gives basic information on Kuti’s musical career and Nigeria

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Sun Ra, Brother From Another Planet

Sun Ra was born on the planet Saturn some time ago. The best accounts agree that he emerged on Earth as Herman Blount, born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1914, although Sun Ra himself always denied that Blount was his surname. He returned to Saturn in 1993 after creating a stunningly variegated and beautiful assemblage of earthly and interplanetary music, most notably with his fervently loyal Arkestra

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Joy Division

Joy Division

Great documentary on the revolutionary British punk group Joy Division, and about lead singer Ian Curtis, whom committed suicide before the peak of their popularity. Joy Division later went on to become the popular new wave group New Order.

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Why You Do This

Why You Do This

This documentary is a personal story told from the perspective of satellite engineer and vocalist Michael Dafferner, who is a member of an unknown "math-core" metal band called Car Bomb. In 2007 Michael ventures out on his first U.S. tour and discovers that performing in an unknown band playing an unknown genre of music is not the ego boosting experience he was hoping for. The next year Car Bomb i

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Jay-Z and Linkin Park: Collision Course Documentary

The first question everyone asks about Collision Course is “Is this album more Jay-Z or Linkin Park?” The wrong answer is that it’s Jay-Z with a loud band or a back-and-forth of covers where one rearranges the other. The right answer is that this CD/DVD set is quite possibly one of the best cross-genre pairings of its kind. What started off as an exercise at “mashing” a Linkin Park track wit

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The Notorious B.I.G.: Bigger Than Life

The Notorious B.I.G. is no doubt on every Hip-Hop fan’s short list of the greatest rappers of all time. Most importantly, B.I.G. was respected and revered by his peers in the game. Everyone from Jay Z to Tupac became captivated by his velvety flow and unparalleled rhyme style. He left behind a legacy that reached mythic status. Now for the first time the real Notorious B.I.G. is revealed in thi

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What the Future Sounded Like

Documentary about the the people of EMS (Electronic Music Studios) a radical group of avant-garde electronic musicians who utilized technology and experimentation to compose a futuristic electronic sound-scape for the New Britain. Comprising of pioneering electronic musicians Peter Zinovieff and Tristram Cary (famed for his work on the Dr Who series) and genius engineer David Cockerell, EMSs st

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Lanfranchi’s Memorial Discotheque

Lanfranchi's Memorial Discotheque was Sydney's favourite artist-run space, situated on the second level of an inner city warehouse. Lanfranchi's doubled as a residence and unauthorised performance venue for five years, growing from unlikely beginnings to become what director Neil Armfield (Candy, Belvoir St Theatre) described as a 'major strand of our city's cultural DNA'. The decaying warehouse h

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