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Music Documentaries
Hip-Hop

Dilla & Slum Village – Rare Soundcheck Video

For any real hip-hop head this just possibly be the coolest youtube video ever. A super rare video was just uploaded and it features Dilla and Slum Village during a soundcheck and running around town to go buy a missing wire at Radio Shack. An intimate look into a absolute …

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Music Documentaries
Hip-Hop

Haiti Stand-Up Video Quebec Tribute

Very good and timely tribute to all the people of Haiti who have endured a very rough 12 months to say the least. Several Quebec hip-hop artists combined forces to mark the very sad one year anniversary of the earthquake. Obviously Quebec has very strong ties with Haiti as there …

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Music Documentaries

80 Blocks from Tiffany’s

The history of cinema includes countless films that have remained, for a variety of reasons, in total obscurity. Sadly, many of the films that get ‘lost’ are the ones that really need to be found, and 80 Blocks from Tiffany’s is one such film. Here is a film that has …

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Music Documentaries
Hip-Hop

A Tribe Called Quest “Beats, Rhymes & Fights” Trailer

I just read some amazing news from my good friends at Potholes In My Blog that ATCQ is coming out with a documentary! “During Rock The Bells 2008 tour Michael Rapaport starting filming his A Tribe Called Quest documentary called Beats, Rhymes and Fights: The History of A Tribe Called …

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Music Documentaries
Hip-Hop

Mowgli “Analyse This” Video

For those who don’t know of Mowgli yet, he’s definitely one of the freshest voices in UK Hip-Hop right now and he’s arrived! Finally… It’s great to hear these tracks get played, reviewed and videos because I was in the first few to hear them 3-4 years ago! I discovered …

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Future Classic: Jammer “10 Man Roll”

Pretty good track and even better video from Jammer, recently signed to Big Dada records (affiliated with Ninja Tune). Taking you on a little 4 minute trip of the past, present and future of UK grime. Featuring Boy Better Know members Skepta, JME and Frisco… dope.

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Music Documentaries

The most sampled drum break ever.

Narrated by Nate Harrison, this 2004 documentary explains the remarkable story of the “Amen Break”, a six-second drum sample from a 1969 funky song called “Amen Brother” by The Winstons, that literally revolutionized the music industry. This sample was used extensively in early hip-hop, drum and bass, breakbeat and jungle …

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