Posts Tagged ‘Hip-Hop’

Steve Stoute Talks The Tanning of America With The Daily

Hip-hop executive turned advertising guru Steve Stoute tells Farnoosh Torabi of The Daily about his new book, “The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy”, the power of the “millennial” generation, what’s key to building a brand and what’s “cool” now.


Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer [The Trailer]

Photographer Jamel Shabazz, the man who brought us the must have book “Back In The Days and most recently Seconds of My Life“, is the subject of this new documentary by Wild Style director Charlie Ahearn who follows Shabazz’s journey from a Brooklyn youth, to NYC street and subway photographer.  The documentary has interviews with Fab 5 Freddy, DJ Bobbito Love and KRS One. Premiers at Brooklyn’s BAM Rose Cinemas this Sunday June 26 at 3:30. Be sure to also pick Shabazz’s new book, Back in the Days: REMIX. For more info visit [via]

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Beats, Rhymes & Life… (Official Movie Poster & City Listings)

Here is the official poster for the documentary which will hit theaters July 8th.  For a full list of cities check this link.

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Bun B Talks With The Hype Men

The Trill OG himself Bun B joins the Hype Men to discuss envying Jensen’s Interscope deal, being a college professor, appearing on every 4 out of 5 rap albums, Jimmy Kimmel shouting “Free Pimp C”, shooting the Big Pimpin’ video, Mexicans with Guns, having just one line on Drake’s song, why physical CDs still matter, Hannibal Buress’ cameos on 30 Rock, recently working with DJ Quik, our craziest celebrity run-ins, Texas football and much, much more.

Jonathan Mannion Talks Hip-Hop Photography With The Hype Men

Famed photographer, Jonathan Mannion sat down with The Hype Men to discuss his experiences shooting albums, magazine covers/features, press releases and private personal portfolios for Hip-Hop’s elite figures.  He discusses how he got DMX to bathe himself in blood, what Jay-Z thinks of his Jay-Z impression, breaking new artists from Eminem to Lil’ Mama, Game’s Compton street reality, the madness of Foxy Brown, Lil’ Wayne’s genius water, the ODB-Donna Summer connection and so much more!   Take a listen below.

The Wonder Year [Official HD Trailer]

The Wonder Year is a year in the life of CEO, NAACP ambassador, Duke University professor, husband, father, son and Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder. The 78 minute film follows one of soul music’s most dynamic figures from his childhood home to late nights in the studio and everywhere in between.

Featuring: DJ Premier, Drake, DJ Green Lantern, J. Cole, Murs, Phonte, Sha Money XL, Young Guru, The Alchemist & more. Directed by Kenneth Price.

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The Art of Rap – The Trailer

Here’s a trailer for Ice-T’s new movie “The Art of Rap”. Where some documentaries focus on rappers, their lives, or how the music rose to popularity, Ice’s film touches on the most important, yet most forgotten aspect of rap music: Rapping. From the looks of it, there are a few notable cameos in this movie; some you’d expect, and some maybe not so much. Check it out and enjoy! [via]

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