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MCMI REPORT: A Genius Leaves The Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z

Jay Z A Genius

MCMI REPORTA Genius Leaves The Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z

Where did this Jay Z documentary come from? It seemed to just pop up out of nowhere. Or is it just me? Was my head in the sand? Well, anyway, anything that says “unauthorized” gets my attention. I wanna know, what is their take on this? I mean, I know it is still subjective, but at least it is not created by the person who is the subject matter. Unlike Beyonce’s self-directed documentary, we may see and hear some things that Jay wouldn’t necessarily approve of or appreciate. And that makes for good Internet! So off we go, let the trumpets blow, but hold on because the driver of the mission is NOT Jay Z.

Jay ZFrom watching the trailer, I see that Dame and Jaz-O are interviewed. I’m sure their opinions and versions of the story differ from the official party line. But the documentary looks pretty much complimentary, aiming to show “how hip-hop’s most successful rapper of the past two decades reached the top.”

What do you guys think? Leave a comment after you’ve watched it and give us your review.

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They Die By Dawn – The Bullits ft Yasiin Bey, Jay Electronica & Lucy Liu [Video]

They Die By Dawn – The Bullits ft Yaslin Bey, Jay Electronica & Lucy Liu

The Bullits is singer/songwriter/producer/filmmaker Jeymes Samuel, who produced and directed this video featuring the acting of Lucy Liu and many other notables, such as Giancarlo Esposito, Michael Kenneth Williams, Rosario Dawson, Erykah Badu, Isaiah Washington and Bokeem Woodbine, to name a few, and the lyrics of Yaslin Bey (formerly Mos Def) and Jay Electronica. The video is incredible, really shot as a mini-movie, in the Western genre.

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Tyler, The Creator & Domo Genesis: “Sam Is Dead” (Video/Film)

Directed by Tyler himself under the pseudonym “Wolf Haley”, this is from OF Tape Vol. 2. Tyler, The Creator’s style and delivery is more interesting than his crew member Domo Genesis, but what is really interesting is the film / video. I am not sure I am interested in hearing this audio alone as a song to listen to. But I watched the video several times. It is very interesting (as have been all of the Odd Future videos I have seen) and dares you to look away. Sure, the plot makes no sense and Tyler plays himself a dozen times over, but the cinematography and direction are excellent, the theme just enough parts abstract and twisted to fit OF’s collective persona. As a song I give this a B-, but as a video, A+.

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No, Daniel Goldstein isn’t a rapper, but there is something very Hip Hop about being the underdog, the common man, fighting for justice against the rich and powerful. If you read my post about the independent film My Brooklyn: The Battle for the Soul of the City - or if you live in Brooklyn - then you are no stranger to the real estate wars going on right now in the County of Kings.

While they are still working on that film, here is one that is in theaters now, on the same subject, but from the point of view of Daniel Goldstein, who was the last hold out, not wanting to give up his apartment to imminent domain, to make way for the Atlantic yards Stadium Project and surrounding real estate development.

Daniel Goldstein battles in court to save his home and community from being demolished to make way for the densest real estate development in U.S. history.

The movie BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN, documents 3 years of this racially tinged struggle. Unfortunately, we already know the ending. Since the movie hit theaters, Daniel gave in and took a $3,000,000 payout to finally move out of his condo and let them bulldoze the building and continue development plans.

Battle for Brooklyn Filmmakers Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley talk with Chuck Scarborough on NBC Nightly News after the jump! (more…)

Immortal Technique: The (R)evolution (Trailer)

Immortal Technique in KabulImmortal Technique is “one of the most dangerous artists in America.” If you know him, have witnessed a show or heard his music, then you know why. If not, watch the documentary. For the converted, start telling your friends and getting them up to date on his music and movement.

Can’t wait for the movie? Click “Read More” and watch the video for “Dance With The Devil” one of the Peruvian MC’s illest and most controversial songs.

Twitter: @immortaltech

Label: http://viperrecords.com/