The official trailer for “Beats, Rhymes & Life”, Michael Rapaport’s documentary of A Tribe Called Quest, has just been released! The movie’s official poster and release dates have also been unveiled. I seriously cannot articulate how pumped I am for this film. h/t: TheRapUp and Nah Right
There’s a documentary going around the internet (legitimately and legally) about the deaths of the Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac, two of the biggest hip hop stars this mortal realm has ever known. Many of the links are US only, so here’s one that streams it online worldwide. Here’s the description: Biggie and Tupac is a […]
Since we here at 4080Records seem to love documentaries oh so very much, I thought I’d keep going with the trend. Get ready to spend 49 minutes with Mos Def in Japan.
This is shaping up to be some sort of oddly riveting film about record collectors. It really doesn’t glamorize the habit, but really gives you a good idea of the people behind this. Not every record collector is some dope ass DJ in fly gear, digging through crates to find a decent sample. In fact, […]
Lazy weekend of videos for you people out there. Here’s a little documentary on just how those glorious LPs get made and wind up making you so happy. I think it would be amazing to own the master record of any of a number of my favourite albums. There’s something special about having the very […]
Back in 2000 there was a pretty amazing hip hop documentary that came out called Freestyle – The Art of Rhyme. This video features some of the biggest names in hip hop (amongst others). Our man Mos Def is there, Supernatural, Craig G, the Freestyle Fellowship and tons of others. There’s footage from Notorious, 2Pac, […]
I can’t tell you how much I love the internet. It’s the eternal time-waster, but it also lets me get exposed to things I never would have seen otherwise. Playing for Change is just one such example. This movie (brought to me courtesy of Metafilter) is fascinating. The filmmaker went to a variety of different […]
Check out this documentary about the Wigan Casino, one of the most important clubs of the northern soul scene. It features some excellent clips of cats gettin’ their dance on, as well as some dope music. Courtesy of Universoul Productions, this video is a bit long but definitely worth a peek:
In what should be the dopest documentary film released in the next little while, Video Rahim is releasing Talib Kweli: The movie. Check out the trailer below: Thanks for the boys over at Okayplayer for publicizing this.
Like the best horror films, “Rock The Bells” is an exercise in tension. Although billed as a concert documentary, Bells is an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, and is far more exciting than most Hollywood fare these days. The film’s protagonist is an affable concert promoter named Chang. Coming off a string of successful shows, Chang attempts the impossible: booking the entire […]