Archive for the 'Documentary' Category

Video: PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9 & DJ Premier) – Raiders of the Lost Art Documentary (Pt. 1)

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Here’s part one of Raiders of the Lost Art, a new documentary series from Royce Da 5’9 and DJ Premier in support of their PRhyme collaborative album. Narrarted by Bun B, this first segment introduces us to the pair and recaps the respective journeys that brought them to this point in their careers. From Royce sparring with his boxer brother, to Preemo’s unapologetic desire to carry the torch for boom-bap, Raiders of the Lost Art is a behind the scenes glimpse at the motivation that is driving PRhyme.

Previously: Royce Da 5’9 & DJ Premier – PRhyme

Video: Big K.R.I.T. – Pay Attention Tour Documentary (Pt. I)

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Join K.R.I.T. and crew on the road as they travel through Montreal and Toronto on the Pay Attention Tour.

Previously: Big K.R.I.T. – Let It Show

Video: Casey Veggies – Where I’m From (Documentary)

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

JAY Z’s Life+Times and vitaminwater® present the next episode of the new documentary series “Where I’m From.” This episode follows Inglewood, CA rapper Casey Veggies, and details how supportive his father was in encouraging him not to quit sports and music. Veggies speaks on Pharrell Williams as inspiration on music and style, and on proving yourself to be taken seriously as a young ambitious individual. This episode features early footage from 2007 of Veggies rapping on his laptop, as well as an exclusive look inside the Odd Future store.

Previously: Adrian Marcel ft. Casey Veggies – I Get It (Video)

Defining the Visual Style of Southern Hip-Hop (Documentary)

Monday, October 6th, 2014

As teased last week, here’s Noisey’s full mini-documentary on legendary design house Pen And Pixel, the creative team behind some of the most memorable album covers of all time. Co-founder Shawn Brauch speaks on the very first design the company ever produced for a rapper, the creation of Juvenile’s 400 Degreez cover and the coining of the term “bling bling” during the creation of B.G.’s Chopper City In The Ghetto artwork, which is notable because Lil Wayne swears he invented that phrase. Brauch also details how 9/11 and the advent of illegal downloading eventually let to the demise of the business. Fascinating stuff.

Previously: Master P ft. Caddy Da Don & Travis Kr8ts – Bond Money

Video: DJ Mustard – Where I’m From (Documentary)

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Jay-Z’s Life+Times and Vitamin Water present the next episode of the new documentary series “Where I’m From.” This episode follows Los Angeles DJ and producer, DJ Mustard, detailing the success of Rack City and having to hustle by staying up all night to develop his production to continue releasing more hits. He discusses how his uncle inspired him to be a DJ, and taught him through doing house and yard work that you have to work for what you want.

Previously: Hit-Boy – Where I’m From (Documentary)

Video: Hit-Boy – Where I’m From (Documentary)

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Today Jay Z’s Life+Times website kicks off a new documentary series, underwritten by vitaminwater, with a mini-doc on hitmaker and HS87 principal Hit-Boy. In the short clip, we take a trip to the block he came up on in Pasadena, CA and meet his uncle that encouraged his music career from an early age, plus his MC father Big Hit.

Previously: Hit-Boy & HS87 – We The Plug (Album Stream)

Video: A$AP Rocky – SVDDXNLY (Pt. 4)

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

In the penultimate episode of Noisey’s A$AP Rocky doc, Flacko chops it up with designer Jeremy Scott, Kathy Griffin and Snoop Dogg.

Previously: A$AP Rocky – SVDDXNLY (Pt. 3) | Tinashe ft. A$AP Rocky – Pretend

Video: A$AP Rocky – SVDDXNLY (Pt. 3)

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

In part 3 of Noisey’s SVDDXNLY doc on the A$AP Mob, they speak with co-founders Yams and Bari about the humble beginnings of the crew, then Rocky gives us a tour of his LA crib and speaks on the rise of Ferg.

Previously: A$AP Rocky – SVDDXNLY (Pt. 2) | Joey Fatts ft. A$AP Rocky – Keep It G PT II (Video)

Video: A$AP Rocky – SVDDXNLY (Pt. 2)

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Here’s part 2 of Noisey’s A$AP Rocky documentary, SVDDXNLY.

Previously: A$AP Rocky – SVDDXNLY (Pt. 1)

Video: A$AP Rocky – SVDDXNLY (Pt. 1)

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

“SVDDXNLY” chronicles the ascension of one of raps brightest young stars, A$AP Rocky. From home videos and interviews with friends and family, to the very first seminal moments of his career caught on tape, Rocky takes viewers behind the scenes into his life as he takes A$AP from Harlem, to the world.

Previously: Juicy J ft. A$AP Rocky – Scholarship (Video)