Archive for the 'Documentary' Category
Total Slaughter headliners have come a long way to get here. Bright Lights is an inside look at the preparations and mental states of Joe Budden, Hollow da Don, Murda Mook, and Loaded Lux as they all grind towards their ultimate showdown on July 12.
Check out Joe Budden and Hollow Da Don’s interviews with The Breakfast Club and Ebro In The Morning.
Gasface speaks with Alain Mion of frequently sampled 70s jazz/funk band Cortex. Mion explains how he first became aware of Rappers sampling his work around the early 2000s and that he now enjoys a nice stream of residual income from samples he has cleared for the likes of Rick Ross (“Oyster Perpetual”, “Amsterdam”), Wiz Khalifa (“Visions”) and MF Doom (“One Beer”). He notes that Rappers don’t always bother to clear his stuff beforehand and sometimes he turns down offers that are below his rate, as he did with Curren$y for his use of elements from “Chanson D’Un Jour D’Hiver”.
Below I’ve included a stream of Crème de la crème, Gasface and DJ Green Giant’s compilation of American Rap songs that sample French musicians.
As we know, the Nas documentary Time Is Illmatic will be opening the Tribeca Film Festival on April 16th in NYC. Up until now, we’ve only seen a quick teaser, but today Vulture unveils the official trailer.
P. Reign takes you through his hood, talks about his charges preventing him from entering the United States and what’s been the hold-up with his new music.
Dear America will be released on June 17th.
Previously: P. Reign – Ill Life 2 (Video)
On tonight’s episode of CNN’s ongoing Chicagoland documentary series, they will take a look at Chief Keef, his meteoric rise and the conflict between his 300 faction of the Black Disciples and Lil JoJo’s BDK that left the rival rapper dead at age 18.
Previously: Chance The Rapper on CNN’s Chicagoland
Noisey visits Keef’s house in the ‘burbs for the final episode of their Chiraq documentary series.
In our final episode of Chiraq, we discover what the Nation Of Islam thinks about the Chiraq phenomena then finally get an audience in the court of Almighty Sosa, a.k.a. Chief Keef, a.k.a. young Keith Cozart. Filmed at his house in the suburbs of Chicago, Keef spends his time whipping donuts around the backyard on an ATV. There, we talk to the rapper and meet fellow GBE members who show us what happens when Sosa drops 10,000 dollars on paintball equipment.
Previously: Chiraq – How to Make It Out of Chiraq (Ep. 7)
Here’s the first 5 minutes or so of Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton, a new documentary on independent label Stones Throw that was featured at SXSW this past week. The doc looks at the legacy of the small niche label founded 18 years ago by Peanut Butter Wolf and includes commentary from A-Trak, ?uestlove, MF DOOM, Madlib, Kanye West, Common and many others. Check here for the times and locations of future screenings of the film.
Previously: Inside Peanut Butter Wolf’s Vinyl Collection
K.R.I.T. Week continues into the weekend with a new cut called “Steps” and a mini-documentary of the same name.
Hit the jump to check out the doc, which follows K.R.I.T. as he tours the country.