Documentaries


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Like any sibling rivalry, it’s no secret that Kanye West has been at odds with his big brother JAY-Z lately. From Kanye calling out Hov on stage and leaving TIDAL to Jay firing subliminal shots at Kanye on his 4:44 album, The Throne isn’t as united as it once was. In this new documentary called Public Enemies: Jay-Z vs Kanye, Ye and Jay’s storied yet soured relationship gets put under the microscope with “unseen footage” and “unreleased testimonies” from the likes of Just Blaze, GLC, DJ Clark Kent and Touré.

Public Enemies: Jay-Z vs Kanye premieres Monday on UK TV’s Channel 4, but those savvy enough should be able to figure out a way to watch it in America.

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Welcome To My Neighborhood x Mozzy
 

Mozzy takes us on a tour of his Sactown stomping grounds for Civil TV’s recent installment of “Welcome To My Neighborhood.” The rising emcee discusses going from rags to riches, his “slimey” way of living and more in the mini-doc.

Watch the captivating clip after the jump and purchase his Dreadlocks & Headshots LP with Gunplay here.

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JAY-Z’s new album 4:44 is out now, available exclusively on TIDAL and Sprint before arriving to other streaming services this Friday (Jul. 7). Physical copies of the Brooklyn MC’s 13th studio LP are also expected to hit stores on the same day. On Monday (Jul. 3), JAY-Z released Episode 1 of Footnotes For The Story Of O.J in support of the new album.

The 8-minute clip features commentary from JAY-Z, Will Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Rock, CNN’s Van Jones, Trevor Noah, Mahershala Ali, Michael B. Jordan, and more discussing race relations and social injustice across the nation. The clip ends with a teaser of the upcoming “4:44″ music video, set to premiere on Friday at 4:44 p.m. EST.

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True to his name, Nipsey Hussle is a born hustler. Despite his lack of musical output in recent years and perpetual delay of his Victory Lap album, the Crenshaw rapper has remained lucrative with his Proud2Pay campaign and Marathon clothing line. In this new documentary, WorldStarHipHop follows Neighborhood Nip’s humble beginnings from selling tees out of his trunk to opening up his very own TMC store in his hood.

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First teased last year, Tyler the Creator’s Cherry Bomb: The Documentary was released back in January. Directed by Mikey Alfred of Illegal Civilization, the film revolves around the creation of Tyler’s 2015 album of the same name. On Tuesday (May 30), Alfred unlocked the full 43-minute video online.

The documentary features interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the rapper/producer/designer working on his Cherry Bomb LP, recording with the likes of Kanye West and Lil’ Wayne. Frank Ocean, A$AP Rocky, Kendall Jenner, Vince Staples, and more make cameos in the film which can be watched in full below.

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Sunday (May 21) marks what would have been The Notorious B.I.G.’s 45th birthday. In honor of the iconic rapper, Diddy made a special appearance during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards to tribute his late friend and labelmate, who was killed 20 years ago this past March. “It all started with the Notorious B.I.G.,” said Diddy. “Big sold over 25 million records worldwide; his Ready to Die album, his Life After Death album, classics… Biggie was the best rapper I ever had the chance to work with. Watching him and seeing him work is something that words can’t explain.” The mogul would later be joined by Biggie’s son CJ Wallace, who also delivered some great words about his father saying, “I know my father is looking down on all of us tonight.”

Taking advantage of the moment, Diddy debuted the trailer to the upcoming Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story documentary. The Live Nation-produced film premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival in late April, chronicling the rise of Bad Boy Records during the 90s, plus documents the lead up to the 20th anniversary Bad Boy reunion shows at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in 2016.

Watch the trailer below as the documentary premieres exclusively on Apple Music on June 25.

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Zaytoven x Mini Doc
 

Following the release of his Zaytoven-produced banger “Living” featuring Quavo and Skippa Da Flippa, Westcoast native Lost God liberates the songs creation process in an exclusive mini-documentary. Check out in-studio clip after the jump as well as the final product.

Look out for more from the pair collectively and individually dropping soon.

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HBO have released the first teaser trailer for The Defiant Ones, an upcoming documentary on Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, two of the biggest moguls in music history. Directed by Allen Hughes (Menace II Society, Dead Presidents), the four-part film shows how Dre and Jimmy achieved the American Dream as the brains behind billion dollar companies like Interscope Records, Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.

According to HBO, The Defiant Ones is “an unquestionably bold film about the unlikely but ultimately unbreakable bond of trust and friendship between two street-smart men from different worlds who have shaped many of the most exciting and extreme moments in recent pop culture.” The Defiant Ones premieres July 9 on HBO.

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Streaming may have overtaken sales, but those who purchased the deluxe edition of Logic’s new album Everybody also received a documentary following the creation of the project. In this two-and-a-half-minute trailer, we get to see all the bodies that made Everybody happen (including Killer Mike, Juicy J and Khalid) while Logic discusses his latest body of work. “I made this album so I could vent,” he says. “This is who I am: I am black and I’m proud, I’m white and I’m not ashamed, I am bi-racial and I am a beautiful human being.”

The Everybody documentary is available on iTunes.

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Diddy’s Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story documentary is coming to Apple Music this summer. Ahead of its premiere at the TriBeCa Film Festival in NYC on Thursday night (Apr. 27), the music mogul announces the film will debut on the streaming platform starting on June 25. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop chronicles the beginning and rise of Bad Boy Records during the 90s, plus documents the lead up to the 20th anniversary Bad Boy reunion shows at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in 2016.

“I went to the [Bad Boy Reuion] concert and thought it was incredible,” says Jimmy Iovine, Apple Music chairman and CEO, in a statement to Billboard. “I think Puff and Bad Boy’s story is incredible and one that a lot of people can relate to in any genre or in any business. His story is powerful. He really overcame a lot to get to where he’s at today and the documentary shows that.”

I knew this was a story that should be shared with the world,” said Diddy in a statement “Heather Parry and Live Nation Productions, and Director Daniel Kaufman, helped create this very special documentary. Now I’m blessed to also be working with Apple to showcase the film and share Bad Boy’s history and impact with fans. The support Live Nation, Apple and everyone on the team has given to this project is a true testament to the Bad Boy legacy.”

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