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If you ever wanted to know what really goes on backstage, this is the definitive inside look - uncut and uncensored. Complete with on-stage performances you'll see an intimate view of what life is like at one of the biggest Rap Concert tours of all time. It shows life on the road, in hotels and off stage in a way you've never seen before. Written by Dimension Films

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6 September 2000 (USA)  »

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Hard Knock Life Tour  »

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$496,226 (USA) (8 September 2000)

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$1,184,727 (USA) (29 September 2000)
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Backstage
14 December 2006 | by (Gloucester, England) – See all my reviews

Backstage is a documentary following a group of Roc-a-fella and Def Jam artists on the Hard Knock Life tour. Jay-Z, DMX, Method Man, Redman, Ja Rule and countless others from their respective stables are followed on the road. A mix of live footage and backstage action focusing on the main people involved with the project. It is quite an interesting documentation of what was a big event in hip-hop history, with the 30 plus entourage of rap artists all in one place, almost guaranteed a breeding ground for anarchy and chaos. Most notable scenes include an argument between Damon Dash and Russel Simmons, and a fleeting appearance from "Pain in da Ass", the man who used to do the Al Pacino impressions on Jay-Z's albums.


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