History of Hip-Hop Movies ... !!!

by tsipoura_bz | created - 23 Nov 2011 | updated - 23 Nov 2011 | Public

You must have seen these movies if you are a hip hop artist or if you love & respect this culture . Just , not to be misunderstood i must say that i also like movies like "Step Up" or "8 Mile" (Hollywood is fun of course!) but this list is made for those who want to expand their knowledge and watch something more pure . Peace !

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1. Wild Style (1983)

R | 82 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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Zoro, the city's hottest and most elusive graffiti writer. The actual story of the movie concerns the tension between Zoro's passion for his art and his personal life, particularly his ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Ahearn | Stars: 'Lee' George Quinones, Lady Pink, Fab 5 Freddy, Patti Astor

Votes: 1,858

2. Style Wars (1983 TV Movie)

69 min | Documentary, Music

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A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late '70s and early '80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing.

Director: Tony Silver | Stars: Demon, Kase 2, Eric Haze, Spank

Votes: 2,264

3. The Freshest Kids (2002 Video)

94 min | Documentary

8.0
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From the Boogie Down Bronx and beyond, the history of the B-Boy.

Director: Israel | Stars: Afrika Bambaataa, Yasiin Bey, Crazy Legs, Fab 5 Freddy

Votes: 328

4. Beef (2003)

R | 103 min | Documentary

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A documentary on the evolution of MC battles from verbal one-upmanship to street warfare.

Director: Peter Spirer | Stars: Ving Rhames, 50 Cent, Kevin Anderson, B-Real

Votes: 832

5. Beat Street (1984)

PG | 105 min | Drama, Music

6.5
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68 Metascore

An aspiring DJ, from the South Bronx, and his best friend, a promoter, try to get into show business by exposing people to hip-hop music and culture.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Rae Dawn Chong, Guy Davis, Jon Chardiet, Leon W. Grant

Votes: 2,891 | Gross: $16.60M

6. Letter to the President (2005 Video)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Music

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Narrated By Snoop Dogg- Letter To the President is a feature documentary that showcases the close-knit ties between the Hip Hop Music community and America's social and political policy in the last 30 years.

Director: Thomas Gibson | Stars: Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Aesop Rock, Mario Africa

Votes: 69

7. The MC: Why We Do It (2005 Video)

R | 77 min | Documentary, Music

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"The MC: Why We Do It" explores the art of the MC from the unique point of view of todays top rap artists.

Director: Peter Spirer | Stars: KRS-One, 50 Cent, Common, Ghostface Killah

Votes: 80

8. Breakin' (1984)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.7
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53 Metascore

A struggling young jazz dancer meets up with two break-dancers. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds.

Director: Joel Silberg | Stars: Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, Michael Chambers, Ben Lokey

Votes: 4,913 | Gross: $38.68M

9. Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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A developer tries to bulldoze a community recreation center. The local breakdancers try to stop it.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, Michael Chambers, Susie Coelho

Votes: 3,047 | Gross: $15.10M

10. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Beat This!: A Hip Hop History (1984)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Dick Fontaine | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Almighty K.G., Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa

Votes: 57