Sunday @ the Movies
Hip-Hop

The Making of The Pharcyde “Drop” Video by Spike Jonze

In 1995, at the height of the multi-million dollar rap video craze,  The Pharcyde‘s “Drop” was released with a incredibly small budget but a big idea. It stands to this day as one of the most innovative rap videos ever made. Most of the 90’s classic over-the-top videos stood out with their budget …

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Sunday @ the Movies
Hip-Hop

“Rhyme & Reason” (1997) by Peter Spirer

“Peter Spirer was behind many of the notable hip-hop documentaries on this list, but none are as ambitious (or as successful) as Rhyme & Reason. It’s not even that Spirer interviewed over 80 major artists for the film—it’s the subject matter he includes that other documentaries fail to acknowledge. – …

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Sunday @ the Movies

How Music Works (BBC4 documentary)

“Whatever type of music you’re into, it may surprise you to learn that things that sound where different from each other on the surface, are in fact using the same basic musical tools and technics.” In a world so connected and with more and more light shared on forgotten music …

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Music DocumentariesSunday @ the Movies
Worldwide Sounds

Brasil Brasil! “Part 2: Tropicalia Revolution” (BBC Documentary)

The second programme in the series covers the military era in Brazil, from 1964-85, and discusses the role that musicians played in leading the fight-back – and how they suffered as a result. The era began with the left-wing protest movement headed by singers like Nara Leao, that was matched …

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Sunday @ the Movies
House / Techno

Paris Is Burning – 1990 Documentary (Jennie Livingston)

“Paris Is Burning is a 1990 documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the various ethnicities, including African American, Latino gay and transgender community involved in it. Many consider Paris Is Burning to be an invaluable …

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Sunday @ the Movies
Hip-Hop

1992 PBS documentary “Wreckin’ Shop from Brooklyn” (Hip-Hop Dance)

“Just like the movie “Flash Dance” is so important for the history of bboying culure, this clip is extremely important when we talk about hip hop dance culutre. This clip you see here is actually edited sequence of several excerpts from a documentary “Wreckin Shop from Brooklyn”. This documentary was …

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Sunday @ the Movies
Worldwide Sounds

Documentaries on HAITIAN Vodou, Art & Culture

Soul Jazz Records/Films presents Iron in the Soul, a stunning new DVD collection of documentary films about the world of Haiti – Vodou, art & culture by filmmaker and photographer Leah Gordon. Gordon’s photography book ‘Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti’ was published by Soul Jazz …

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Sunday @ the Movies
Hip-Hop

Documentary on TIMBALAND’s 25 year Production Career

Via Rap Radar: In the brand new, very special episode of E! True Hollywood Story, Timbaland sits down and maps out his fascinating journey, touching on everything from being shot at age 15 to losing Aaliyah—whom he reveals in this interview he was once in love with—to his 2008 wedding in …

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