6IX RISING: Toronto’s Rap Ascendence (Full Length Documentary)
Giggs – Landlord Tour – The Movie @officialgiggs
Brits in the 6ix: Growing Toronto’s Grime Scene
The UK grime scene is growing in popularity in North America. Acts like Skepta and Stormzy are making trips across the pond to play sold out shows in cities like New York and Toronto. With rappers like Drake embracing the sound and genre, grime is becoming more commonplace in North America.
However, most of the audience in The United States and Canada are only familiar with a handful of acts but there is a small collective of UK transplants in Toronto who are pushing the grime scene and sound on a grassroots level.
The British Man Dem consist of 5 members who have relocated to Toronto and made it their mission to push the UK sound through their own music and introduce audiences to other avenues of the genre by hosting local raves in the city.
Documentary Featuring Stormzy, Jamal Edwards, Ghetts, Lethal Bizzle, Zane Lowe – Taking Grime to the US @crowdmix @LethalBizzle @JCLARKE_GHETTS @jamaledwards & more #SXSW16
Kano – Made In The Manor Documentary
Kano – Made In The Manor Documentary
NOISEY Bompton: Kendrick’s Compton and Dinner with Lil L (Part 2) @noiseymusic @kendricklamar
Compton is full of up-and-coming rap talent, some of which can be seen on the cover of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly.’ Artists like Boogie, Jay Worthy, Hitta J3, and Kalifornia King Special are busy building their music careers—while also trying to get by day to day.
In part three of this episode, Snoop calls in to a radio show hosting several Compton rappers. Zach talks to one of them, Kalifornia King Special, who has found a way to make some extra money on the side. Then, we spend some time on Rosecrans Avenue with Hitta J3, whose song “Do Yo Gudda” has become Compton’s latest dance craze. Surrounded by four generations of family, J3 and his mother share stories of the effects gang life has had on their family and neighborhood.
NOISEY Bompton: Kendrick’s Compton and Dinner with Lil L (Part 2) @noiseymusic @kendricklama
Compton, California, is known for launching the rap careers of stars like Kendrick Lamar, and music provides a promising avenue out of the community’s cycle of violence. In the second of six segments of Noisey Bompton, we spend a day with Kendrick’s childhood friend Lil L, who’s pursuing his own musical ambitions. L’s grandma invites us over for a gumbo dinner and shares her experiences as a mother and grandmother who’s lived in Compton since 1965. Then we head to one of the West Side’s many hole-in-the-wall studios, where L gets to work recording with his friend Earl Swavey and producer Larry Jayy.
NOISEY Bompton: Growing up with Kendrick Lamar (Part 1) @noiseymusic @KENDRICKLAMAR
Compton, California, is one of hip-hop’s most celebrated locales, the birthplace of acts like N.W.A. and, more recently, Kendrick Lamar. It’s also home to a complicated gang culture. Noisey Bompton centers around Kendrick Lamar and the friends he grew up with on the West Side of Compton, many of whom feature on the cover of his album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly.’ n the first of six segments, we sit down with Kendrick to talk about his acclaimed albums, pay a visit to his high school, Centennial, and get to know his childhood friend Lil L.
Noisey Bompton is a new documentary made by the people who brought you Noisey Atlanta and Noisey Chiraq. It’s the first episode in an eight part series, NOISEY, on VICE’s upcoming TV network VICELAND. Each episode focuses on a different city, its major stars, and the stories and issues that influence its music scene.
Watch Episode 3 of J. Cole’s HBO Documentary ‘Road to Homecoming’ @JColeNC@hbo @dreamvillehttp
Watch the third installment of J Cole’s HBO Documentary “Road To Homecoming”.
In this episode Cole takes a break from his “Forest Hill Drive” tour to embark on a four day “Dollar And A Drean” tour where fans paid just $1 to attend
Watch Episode 2 of J. Cole’s HBO Documentary ‘Road to Homecoming’
In the latest installment much of the focus is on the people behind the scenes that make Cole’s tours and shows possible.
We also catch a glimpse of Cole working on some production on the back of his tour bus
‘Sold Out: The Underground Economy of Supreme Resellers’: Full-Length
On Monday, the first part of Sold Out hit the Internet. The subsequent parts rolled out over the rest of the week, but if you’ve been patiently waiting to take in the entire project in one sitting, your day has come. Above you’ll find the full-length cut of Sold Out, with all four parts edited into a single cohesive whole
Watch Episode 1 of J. Cole’s HBO Documentary ‘Road to Homecoming @JColeNC @hbo
Tinie Tempah – Junk Food Tapes (Documentary)
Puff Daddy & The Family – MMM Documentary
Skepta: Top Boy (The Documentary)
This summer Skepta embarked on a sold out tour of East Coast America & Canada, culminating in a performance alongside Drake at the OVO fest in Toronto. Noisey were there throughout the trip to document this milestone in his career. What happened was very spiritual and very crunchy.
The Game – The Making Of The Documentary 2
MANNY GRIME MC RIO – No Stone Unturned [Documentary] | Link Up TV @RIOMUSIC10
It’s a one off documentary following Manny grime MC RIO’s story so far which features other artists such as Ghetts, DJ Cameo, DJ Stylus, Nick Bright and Scrufizzer. He talks about being tour support for Nas, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Redman and Method Man as well as his life outside of music and his Moss Side roots. This comes in the lead up to his new single ‘You Don’t Know’ which features Royce Da 5’9 and prod by Zdot, which be out in Nov. It’s taken from the forthcoming EP ‘Concrete Rose’
Jay Rock’s “90059” • [Documentary] TDE
Jay Rock has released a documentary to go with his brand new album “90059” due out this friday. In 90059 the documentary Jay Rock takes us to his neighborhood and Nickerson Garden projects to show his journey from then until now
Has Grime Gone Global, BBC Newsbeat
In the run-up to the BBC Proms, Darcy Thomas investigates whether grime music has spread across the planet. Featuring interviews with artists such as D Double E, Bossman, Meridian Dan, Sas Killa, Fekky, Grimeyard and So Solid Crew founder Mega Man, we aim to find out if grime has gone global and if so, how it happened.
Krept and Konan – The Long Way Home (Documentary) @kreptplaydirty @konanplaydirty
Nas Presents “The Real Hip-Hop” mini documentary
Nas Presents “The Real Hip-Hop” (Mini-Documentary)
Rapper Nasir ‘Nas’ Jones takes us on a world tour of breakdancing in the most unexpected places.
Documentary: The Producers Behind Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’
Revolt TV talks to some of the main producers behind Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” album. They discuss there inspirations, conversations and studio sessions behind potentially the album of the year
Documentary Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story Ft. Eminem, 50 Cent, & Dr. Dre @Eminem @50cent @ComplexMag
Eminem, Paul Rosenberg, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent all reflect on how Shady Records became one of the most dominant labels of the 2000s.
Noisey Atlanta – Rich Gang: Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose – Episode 8 @noiseymusic
In episode eight of Noisey Atlanta, we examine just how quickly the ups and downs can happen in the trap world. In short, the scene moves fast. To start things off, we meet Bankroll Fresh at a barbershop and talk about the rise of his late summer 2014 hit “Hot Boy.” Then we find ourselves in the studio with the elusive Young Thug before linking with Rich Homie Quan, who tells stories of getting out of jail and eventually forming Rich Gang with Birdman and Thugger (fun fact: RHQ and Young Thug apparently went to middle school together). Later, we catch up with Trinidad Jame$ over a year after the explosion of “All Gold Everything,” showing what can possibly happen to a hyped up rapper after the machine spits ‘em out.
NOISEY ATLANTA – THE PSYCHEDELIC AND BIZARRE WORLD OF ILOVEMAKONNEN – EPISODE 7
The new wave of Atlanta stretches beyond the reach of Gucci Mane. The last year has seen the rise of a more alternative and bizarre sound, led the likes of Awful Records with a guy named iLoveMakonnen at the forefront. His smash single “Club Goin’ Up on a Tuesday” was remixed by Drake after its release last summer, and went on to be nominated for a Grammy. Since, he’s released songs with Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Gucci Mane, and more. In episode seven of Noisey Atlanta, Thomas enters Makonnen’s strange world, which is driven by peace, love, and mushrooms
Noisey Atlanta – 2 Chainz Up Close & Personal – Episode 6 @noiseymusic
In episode six of Noisey Atlanta, Thomas enters the world of 2 Chainz, one of the biggest rappers alive. Known for a bizarrely brilliant blend of goofiness and arrogance, the artist formerly known as Tity Boi shows us his man-cave before heading to the club for a show and then an after-party. And for the record, only 2 Chainz rides in the Maybach.