Here’s a trailer for a new “unauthorized” documentary on Shawn Corey Carter from Moguldum Films. It will feature commentary from a wide range of industry players and friends of Jay including Mister Cee, Jaz-O, Bobbito Garcia and Kim Osorio. A Genius Leaves The Hood is slated to drop before the end of the year.
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In this new mini-documentary, Joey Bada$$ travels to his ancestral homeland of St. Lucia and meets his grandfather for the first time.
Here’s a trailer for Shake The Dust, a new documentary by filmmaker Adam Sjoberg about break dancing as it is practiced by youth across the globe in the 21st Century. The director visited locations in Uganda, Cambodia, Yemen and Colombia and spoke to the dancers about how the art form has inspired them to demand change. Nas has signed on as an executive producer and will contribute original music to the film’s soundtrack.
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, he explained his involvement:
“What these kids are doing around the world reminds me why I fell in love with hip-hop and how important it is as a creative and constructive outlet,” Nas said in a statement. “After hearing Adam’s vision for this project and hearing the stories, I was incredibly excited to help bring the film to global audiences who need to hear this surprising message of empowerment.”
Here’s a short documentary on Director X put together by VICE and Grolsh Film Works for their Canada’s New Cinema campaign highlighting filmmakers from across the Northern border. He speaks on his early days learning under Hype Williams during the era of the big budget Rap video, his Caribbean roots, the time they shut down Harlem for Wyclef’s “Pussycat” video and more. Finally, we visit him on the set of the TV show Lost Girl where he was directing a season 2 episode.
VICE documents Black Bike Week in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Here’s a short documentary on the rise of Black Moon in honor of the 20th anniversary of their seminal debut album Enta Da Stage this Saturday. You can catch Buck, 5FT and Evil Dee at the Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight for the Duck Down x Javotti Media CMJ Showcase. Also, the group will streaming a live performance of the entire album and Q&A on Saturday at 4:00 PM EST on turntable.com.
For thier lateset installment of their “Magnum Opus” series, Complex looks at the creation and impact of Ice Cube’s classic, “Today Was A Good Day”. For perspective they spoke to Cube himself, Greg Mack of KDAY, journalist P. Frank Williams, Complex EIC Noah Callahan-Bever and others about both the creative and socio-political climates that inspired the song, it’s creation and its legacy.