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Beasties, Bambaataa and beatboxing: five of the best hip-hop documentaries

25 April 2013 3:26 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This year promises a bumper crop of hip-hop films – here's how to get up to speed with the genre

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I was never sold on The Kids Are Alright and I never got the joke about Spinal Tap – but I understand the power of a good hip-hop documentary. For hip-hop fans who weren't around to witness battle raps in the Bronx or block parties in downtown NY, hip-hop docs are a valuable commodity. This year will see two new additions to the genre: Can't Forget New Jersey looks at the migration of hip-hop out of NY and there's also For The Record: The Story of Latin Hip Hop. If the hip-hop forums are to be believed, there is also a film in the pipeline about Eazy-e's life. Those of you lucky enough to be within striking distance of New York can get »

- Kieran Yates

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