The biggest players in music sit down and tell us what happens when you sign a Music contract. Too $hort, LV, D Dot and more tell us about their start in the music industry. It's a vicious business of contracts, lawyers, and big money. It's hard to believe how much power a piece of paper has. Rules To This Sh!T series is a riveting yet cautionary tale from artists, producers, and executives on what is the real deal behind the glamour of the music business. From the fascination of fame to the reality of business transactions, no stone left unturned in this exciting deep dive into music industry.
On June 12, 2012, Rakim brought his signature realness to Joe's Pub in NYC as part of the Reebok Classics hip-hop legends concert series. We took the opportunity to cast back over the MC's game-changing career in a new Complex documentary.
Multi-platinum hip hop artist Nas has a global reputation as one of the greatest emcees and lyricists in his contemporary art form. But what about within the history–and canon–of American poetry? Learn alongside host Elisa New as Nas, music executive Steve Stoute, scholar Salamishah Tillet, and a chorus of hip hop heads, rappers, and fans break down the breakbeats and rhymes–and explore the searing vision–of Nas’s iconic track “N.Y. State of Mind.” In this episode, New and guests herald the transformation of America’s long tradition of urban verse by hip hop artists, and they affirm Nas as the standard bearer for contemporary poetry of the street.
VinRican Showcases Classic Samples Used On The Notorious B.I.G 'Ready To Die'
To Celebrate Snoop Doggy Dogg's 'DoggyStyle' VinRican Showcases Classic Samples That Were Used Throughout This Iconic Album.
Certified Classics celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) with the release of For The Children: 25 Years of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), a short film featuring members of Wu-Tang, family, and friends discussing the impact of the iconic album. Taking viewers on a tour through 36 Chambers, this film explores each song via untold stories from Wu-Tang Clan members, alongside personal reflections from artists like A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Joey Bada$$ and more. Directed by Shomi Patwary Creative Director Ashima Aiyer Executive Producer Ash Peters Co-Executive Producers Kaki Stergiou & Will McKinney-Raphelt Editor, VFX, Sound Design Omar Jones Director of Photography Jon Carr & Nick Kachibaia Music by Wu-Tang Clan
The Untold Story of Hip Hop-Narrated by Chuck D A factual report about unsung DJ's who contributed to the foundational principals of the music known today as Hip Hop. This documentary transports you to a journey back to the early underground disco days of the streets and parks throughout New York City. -In memory of the late great Pete "DJ" Jones, Rest in Peace Follow @ https://www.instagram.com/ronlawrence/ https://www.facebook.com/5boroughdjs/
During the early 90s the G Funk style of hip-hop emerged from Los Angeles, combining melodic elements of Motown, Funk, and R&B with socially-aware gangsta rap. For the first time in history, a hip-hop album debuted at #1 on the pop charts and the genre became a staple of mainstream American culture. The movement began with Warren G, Snoop Dogg, and Nate Dogg. As childhood friends, the trio formed the group 213 and were discovered by Death Row Records. Death Row went on to support Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg, and while the two rose to international stardom, Warren G moved back to Long Beach with hopes of making it on his own. The film follows his rise and the impact of G Funk on pop culture.
Busta Rhymes Everything Remains Raw Documentary/Concert
2Pac Bosses In The Booth - West Coast Hip Hop Documentary
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