Bodied Directed by Joseph Kahn (2018)

Bodied Directed by Joseph Kahn (2018)

Over the years, there's only been one festival that I rarely miss and it’s the Fantasia Film Festival. Every year all movie junkies, cinephiles, film freaks, film aholics and popcorn munchers gather to enjoy a cinematic celebration. In 2018 I discovered Bodied and did...

Brown Sugar directed by Rick Famuyiwa (2002)

Brown Sugar directed by Rick Famuyiwa (2002)

“You are the perfect verse over a tight beat”… Dre - Brown Sugar. At the turn of the millennium, a gem of a film was released, produced by the great Magic Johnson. Brown Sugar is the story of a friendship between two hip hop lovers and enthusiasts. A stellar cast held...

Top Five directed by Chris Rock (2014)

Top Five directed by Chris Rock (2014)

Here is a movie  that blends comedy and hip hop very well: Top Five. By the way, this flick is the inspiration behind our literary Top Five section.  It also brings light to the Haitian Revolution’s first major contributor in the person of Dutty Boukman. Being of...

Colors Directed by Dennis Hopper (1988)

Colors Directed by Dennis Hopper (1988)

I’m neither a politician nor a civil rights activist, but in the backdrop of the covid-19 crisis and the public murder of George Floyd, I can’t help but point out that police brutality has been around for many decades.  Here comes the not so great movie “Colors” that...

The Hip Hop Years directed by David Upshal (1999)

The Hip Hop Years directed by David Upshal (1999)

This is one of the most detailed and accurate Hip Hop docs out there. I really enjoy the fact that it’s taken seriously and it’s executed with due diligence! A Must watch for any Hip Hop fan or doc enthusiast. All three parts are free to watch on YouTube....

New Jersey Drive directed by Nick Gomez (1995)

New Jersey Drive directed by Nick Gomez (1995)

Searching for a fast paced movie about how an empty lifestyle can lead you to real trouble, look no further...it’s New Jersey Drive. Set in the 90’s Newark, New Jersey, it's a hood film about black teenagers and the thrill of joy riding. A rare phenomenon  perfectly...

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