Tag Archives: raphistory

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap

“In his debut as a documentarian, Ice – T creates a vibrant portrait of how and why rap came to be.” – New York Post The craft. The history. The power. All these elements of the hip-hop movement are discussed with director Ice-T and the legends he interviews like Afrika Bambaataa, Eminem, Nas, Mos Def, […]

The Show – what happens on the stage is only half the story

This spirited documentary from 1995 examines the world of rap music using both interviews and performance footage of many popular rappers at a Philadelphia concert. The singers address many aspects of their music and lifestyle including the apparent connection between rap performers and crime the differences between East Coast and West Coast rap the rampant […]

Eminem reissues breakout album ‘The Slim Shady LP’ 20 years after

“Hi! My name is!” – many introductions in the history have been started with this famous opening line, that rocket the Slim Shady into the rap history, bringing Eminem aka Marshall Mathers along for the ride. “The Slim Shady LP” was released 20 years ago, and, the singer says, he’s marking the anniversary by reissuing the […]

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