Video: Nas – Obey Your Thirst (Episode 2)

Written by Nigel D. / 07.01.15

Nas shared his story with The FADER x Sprite. “Growing up in Queensbridge, hip-hop was the most amazing thing I’d ever heard,” says Nas in the Obey Your Thirst documentary, made by The FADER and Sprite. “There was nothing more important to me than having a voice. I wanted to make a big impact on this art form. I wanted to open up a doorway for another generation.”

Considering that these are words coming from one of the most revered rappers of all time, behind one of the most beloved albums of all time in 1994’s Illmatic, it’s safe to say that Nas has succeeded in making his dreams a reality. But how did he make it all happen? In the video, Nas gives up-and-comers some advice, insisting on following your vision regardless of what other people say: “Why do something that’s not you? Trust in yourself and always push the envelope.”
via Fader

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Video: The Making Of Gang Starr’s “Mass Appeal”

Written by Nigel D. / 06.25.15

The latest and greatest in COMPLEX’S Magnum Opus series goes behind the music of Gang Starr’s classic 1994 record “Mass Appeal.” Comprised of DJ Premier and the late, great Guru, Gang Starr is considered a pillar of the ’90s hip-hop era, with “Mass Appeal” standing as a quintessential song from their catalog. We spoke with Premier, as well as members within the camp, to get the story of how “Mass Appeal” was made and what it meant for Gang Starr’s legacy.
via Complex

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Documentary: Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise

Written by Nigel D. / 06.13.15

Check out some footage of the making of “Dark Sky Paradise.”

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Documentary: Litefeet

Written by Nigel D. / 06.11.15

FACT TV presents Litefeet: Sound of the Subway, a documentary on the music of the New York underground.

Like footwork and Baltimore club, litefeet is both a genre of music and a style of dance: 100-BPM tracks that soundtrack an acrobatic take on b-boying and popping that has found a home in the New York subways. Despite police cracking down on the scene, its music continues to flourish, finding fans in the likes of Mixpak and Sinjin Hawke, while the dancers have been on America’s Got Talent and worked with brands like Nike.

Litefeet speaks to elders of the scene such as Chrybaby, as well as its key producers (like Hann) and dancers (Kid the Wiz, Waffle), to find out about the genre’s history, its on-going battle with the police and more. For a Q&A with the directors and more, head HERE.

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Video: Bigger Than Pain (T-Pain Documentary)

Written by Nigel D. / 04.29.15

BIGGER THAN PAIN follows the career of T-Pain from the UK leg of his 2014 “I Am T-Pain” concert tour to his creative life off stage and his use of Auto-Tune. It also reveals how the ambitious 30 year old with two Grammy Awards and over 50 top ten singles under his belt navigates the triumphs and pitfalls of his successful career.

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Trailer: Iverson (Showtime Documentary On Allen Iverson)

Written by Nigel D. / 04.20.15

An inside look at both the triumphs and struggles of NBA icon and all-time great shooting guard Allen Iverson. IVERSON premieres Saturday, May 16th on SHOWTIME.

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Video: TRIGGA Reloaded – The Intermission

Written by Nigel D. / 04.15.15

“A lot has happened in a year and after most recently completing two mega tours from the US to Europe, I felt re-energized by the love and wanted to share this glimpse of the journey while giving my fans some new music with “Intermission”. The love I’ve received is beyond belief, I’ve attempted to reciprocate it by sharing this vulnerable yet genuine piece.”

TRIGGA Reloaded Available 6.23.15

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