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Hip Hop on Film

Over the past 30 years, Hip Hop has grown from an underground party culture to a major cultural force that transcends any number of boundaries. This collection looks back at the art, culture, politics and of course music that has moved out of the basement and conquered the streets. Some highlights of this week's collection include the classic, WILD STYLE, about graffiti and hip hop culture in the boogie-down Bronx back 1982, when hip hop was just getting started. With a soundtrack featuring DJ icon Grand Master Flash, rapper Grand Master Caz and the b-boys in the Rock Steady Crew, if you haven't seen this seminal hip hop film by now, do your homework! In THE ART OF 16 BARS, some of hip hop's most revered wordsmiths take us on a tour of life behind the mic. Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Kanye West, Talib Kweli and many others offer insight on their lives, their technique and the secrets of their success. The controversial BIGGIE AND TUPAC by the notoriously aggressive English filmmaker Nick Broomfield explores the circumstances surrounding the unsolved murders of two of hip hop's biggest MC's and tries to piece together what actually happened from those involved with the investigation to the wildest conspiract theorists. And don't miss the powerful documentary SKID ROW starring Pras Michel of The Fuggees as he goes undercover to see what life is like on the meanest streets in America. For ten days, Pras sheds his fame and fortune and gets a humbling glimpse of a section of society that is all too often swept under the rug. What he finds there is nothing short of a revelation.

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Skid Row

$17.50 | 97 minutes

Skid Row is a 50-square block area in downtown Los Angeles where an average of 90,000 homeless and transient…