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Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2010 Documentary)
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A career retrospective of Fishbone, an all African-American rock band from Los Angeles who created a high energy blend of funk, metal, ska, and punk and experienced a career as chaotic and unique as the music they created. (107 mins.)
 
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Rhyme & Reason (1997 Documentary)
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A study in the world of hip-hop, done mostly with interviews, in order to see why it is as popular as it is today and what the future holds. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Spirer
 
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Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan (2007 Documentary)
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In the summer of 1993, the Wu-Tang Clan emerged from the slums of Staten Island and took the hip-hop world by storm... (90 mins.)
 
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Rock the Bells (2006 Documentary)
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An inside look at what it took to bring the Wu-Tang Clan together for their final performance at the Rock the Bells Hip-Hop festival. (103 mins.)
 
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Scratch (2001 Documentary)
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A feature-length documentary film about hip-hop DJing, otherwise known as turntablism. From the South Bronx in the 1970s to San Francisco now... (92 mins.)
Director: Doug Pray
 
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The Show (1995 Documentary)
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A documentary about the culture of hip-hop. Through interviews with some of hip-hops biggest names,... (93 mins.)
Director: Brian Robbins
 
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Backstage (2000 Documentary)
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If you ever wanted to know what really goes on backstage, this is the definitive inside look - uncut and uncensored... (86 mins.)
Director: Chris Fiore
 
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Street Life (2001 Documentary)
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On The Hush Films brings the most controversial documentary ever to hit the streets. "Street Life" is not only a documentation ... (108 mins.)
 
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Street Dreams (2002 TV Movie)
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This documentary, hosted by Tony Dofat and produced in part by Heavy D, takes the viewer behind the scenes for the inside story of rap music... (93 mins.)
Director: Tony Dofat
 
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The MC: Why We Do It (2005 Documentary)
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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. (77 mins.)
Director: Peter Spirer
 
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The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya' Bars Up (2005 Documentary)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Peter Spirer
 
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Letter to the President (2005 Documentary)
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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. (90 mins.)
Director: Thomas Gibson
 
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Big Pun: The Legacy (2008 Documentary)
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His rhymes caught the attention of millions. His flow is un-matched by any. His story is captivating and triumphant... (95 mins.)
Director: Vlad Yudin
 
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Check the Rhyme (2016 Documentary)
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Back to a time when Hip-Hop was created in basements, not boardrooms. When rocking the mic was about lyrics, creativity, nuance, and moving the crowd - not moving units. (90 mins.)
Director: Tim Smoove
 
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Straight from the Streets (2000 Documentary)
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(110 mins.)
 
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Money, Power, Respect: Hip Hop Billion Dollar Industry (2012 Documentary)
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Who of the icons Jay-Z, Diddy, 50 Cent and Dr. Dre becomes the first dollar billionaire? (58 mins.)
Director: Gaël Cabouat
 
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Reincarnated (2012 Documentary)
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Hip-Hop artist Snoop Dogg changes his name to Snoop Lion, travels to Jamaica, immerses himself in Rastafarian culture, and produces his first reggae record. (96 mins.)
Director: Andy Capper
 
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WC: Bandana Swangin - All That Glitters Ain't Gold (2003 Video)
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See the reality of the rap game in "All that Glitters Ain't Gold," the slogan of Westside rap pioneer WC... (84 mins.)
Director: Devin Dehaven
 
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Street Apostle (2012 Documentary)
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An in-depth and behind-the-scenes portrait of one of Los Angeles most infamous gangsters, Del Dog, a redeemed LA Crips leader, who is now working to spread unity throughout the hoods of LA. (49 mins.)
Director: Kinsey Beck
 
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Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014 Documentary)
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Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas' 1994 debut album... (74 mins.)
Director: One9
 
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Undefeated (2011 Documentary)
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Chronicles three underprivileged students from inner-city Memphis and their volunteer coach who tries to help them beat the odds on and off the field. (113 mins.)
 
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The Central Park Five (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime. (119 mins.)
 
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30 for 30 (2009 TV Series)
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ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world... (60 mins.)
 
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Ultimate Jordan (2001 Documentary)
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(330 mins.)
 
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Michael Jordan to the Max (2000 Documentary)
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(46 mins.)
 
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Playground (1990 Documentary)
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This made-for-video production mixes highlights of Michael Jordan from the '80s with a fantasy storyline of a high school teen named Walt... (42 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
 
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Straight Outta Compton (2015)
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The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood. (147 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
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The Defiant Ones (2017 Mini-Series)
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"The Defiant Ones" examines the partnership between Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre - one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton - and their leading roles in a chain of transformative events in contemporary culture.
Director: Allen Hughes