Documentaries


Grillz Doc
 

National Geographic showcases the evolution of jeweled teeth, from ancient caves to modern- day rappers, in their brand new mini-documentary ‘The Secret History Grillz.’ Debuted early this month on the multi-media platforms television channel, the three minute clip includes cameos by Paul Wall, Ashanti, C. Stone and celebrity jeweler Johnny Dang.

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Dave East Islam
 

For the latest installment of their “I Am Def Jam” series, the Russell Simmon’s co-founded label spotlighted Harlem spitfire Dave East. East details converting to Islam after being incarcerated, hoop dreams, leaving a legacy behind and more.

Watch the mini-doc after the break and purchase his Khari Chanel project via iTunes here.

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2013 Ye Interview

Hypebeast has uncovered Kanye West’s uncut 2013 ‘Vinyl Weighs A Ton’ interview and uploaded it to their YouTube channel for all to enjoy. Bits and pieces of the clip have been floating for the last few years, but this is the first time the G.O.O.D. Music founder’s full contribution to the Stones Throw Records documentary has been released.

During the 20 minute on camera conversation, Ye discusses everything from his relationship with the late J. Dilla to how fashion relates to music.

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russell simmons

As co-founder of Def Jam and current owner of a multitude of businesses and charities, Russell Simmons is one of the most successful moguls in the game. As a heavy drug user-turned-vegan yogi who preaches meditation, he’s also one of the most interesting guys in the industry. So it’s no surprise why Mass Appeal chose to spotlight Uncle Rush in the first episode of their new series, Too Old to Die Young.

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Port of Miami

In celebration of its 10 year anniversary, Rick Ross spoke with REVOLT TV about the creation of his debut album Port of Miami. The 30 minute special features commentary from Cool & Dre, DJ Khaled, the Teflon Don himself and more.

Purchase Port of Miami via iTunes here and check out the telling conversation after the break.

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biggie documentary

Go on Netflix or YouTube and you’ll find a number of unofficial Biggie documentaries, but an authorized film on the late, great Christopher Wallace is finally happening.

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Equality

In conjunction with their annual ‘Black History Month Collection,’ Nike releases a new short film entitled Equality. The politically conscious visual features cameos from prominent African American athletes Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Alicia Keys and Serena Williams.

Watch the clip after the break and browse Nike’s BHM 2017 Collection here.

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WTHYB

Ahead of her highly anticipated album CTRL, SZA previews some new music for fans and critics alike in the form of a “making of” mini-documentary she calls ‘Where The Hell Have You Been: Road To CTRL.’ The short film finds the freckle-faced songstress living life to the fullest while on tour.

The Jason Chandler, Cody Jordan, James Rothman and Fredo Tovar shot clip was accompanied by the launch of SZA’s new interactive website, which you can check out here.

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F&F

Ahead of his Flamingos and Finches LP, which will features cameos from OG Maco and Greg Money, Orlando native turned Houston resident Billyraccx unloads his new mini-doc of the same name. Serving as a glimpse in Billy’s world within his AnahatXMilytia movement, it also highlights darker recesses where monsters lurk.

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nas-hip-hop-is-dead-documentary

Nas’ Hip Hop Is Dead album turned 10 earlier this week, and to celebrate, the Queensbridge rapper teamed up with Mass Appeal and Google Play to put together a short documentary on his provocative project.

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