Archive for the 'Documentary' Category

Video: Hunting for Rappers with Cortex (Gasface)

Friday, April 25th, 2014

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.

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Video: Nas – Time Is Illmatic (Documentary Trailer)

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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.

Previously: Nas, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolBoy Q & Others Reflect on Illmatic

Video: P. Reign in Scarborough (Mini-Doc)

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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)

Chief Keef on CNN’s Chicagoland (Preview)

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

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

Video: Chiraq – Chief Keef Takes the Suburbs (Ep. 8)

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

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)

Stones Throw Records: Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton (Documentary Preview)

Monday, March 10th, 2014

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

Big K.R.I.T. ft. Big SANT & Smoke DZA – Steps

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

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.

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Video: T.I. – Beyond The Trail (Documentary)

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Here is the full 1 hour unreleased T.I. documentary Beyond The Trail that was supposed to drop back in 2011.

Previously: T.I. – Drunk In Love (Remix)

Video: YG – My Krazy Life (Documentary Trailer)

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Here’s a preview of My Krazy Life, an upcoming documentary from Compton’s YG that will debut through Complex on March 18th. This clip features commentary from A$AP Rocky, Drake, Jeezy, Meek Mill DJ Mustard, Kendrick Lamar and others.

Previously: YG ft. Lil Wayne, Rich Homie Quan, Meek Mill & Nicki Minaj – My N*gga (Remix)

Video: Chiraq – How to Make It Out of Chiraq (Ep. 7)

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Episode 7 of Noisey’s Chiraq documentary takes another look at Chief Keef’s popularity in the city and how it has inspired a flood of gang related music. They also return to their conversation with Young Chop who talks about where he sees certain rising Chicago MCs going in the future and introduces us to producer Paris Bueller.

Previously: Chiraq – Young Chop & His Mom (Ep. 6) | 10 Studio Facts About Young Chop