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Posts Tagged ‘ Documentary ’

Bigger Than Pain.


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‘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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Amy Winehouse Is Back.


Despite heavy criticism from Amy Winehouse’s family, the documentary Amy is set to premiere this summer. The first official clip from the film has surfaced, and it makes good on the promise that Amy will boast plenty of intimate, never-before-seen footage along with new interviews from many of the late singer’s friends and associates.

In the clip, we see footage of Winehouse fooling around with a video camera (“I look like a floating head, I’ve got no hair, I’m just on a black screen”) while her former manager Nick Schmansky talks about recording the singer’s first demos. For those early tracks, Winehouse converted some of her poems into song lyrics, which we see handwritten by the singer on yellow lined paper with hearts drawn in the margins. “When I’m in / the deepest funk / she cheers me with / a little Monk,” Winehouse wrote at the time.

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Winehouse’s family recently revealed that they have “disassociated themselves from the forthcoming film” because the documentary does “a disservice to individuals and families suffering from the complicated affliction of addiction.” The singer’s father, Mitch Winehouse, was also upset that filmmakers interviewed Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil, who in the film, blames Mitch for Amy’s addictions.

“We came on board with the full backing of the Winehouse family, and we approached the project with total objectivity,” a documentary spokesperson said in a statement defending the film. “We conducted in the region of 100 interviews with people that knew Amy. The story that the film tells is a reflection of our findings from these interviews.” Mitch Winehouse, who called the film “horrible” and director Asif Kapadia a “disgrace,” has hinted he may pursue legal action after the film premieres this July.

via Rolling Stones

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A Look Back At The History Of One Of Hip Hop Hottest Songs.


003FCB_Eminem_037It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was in high school, and Eminem was all the rage.  His music was everywhere, he had a movie coming out, and every song he dropped seemed to be fire.  I remember hearing ‘Wangsta’ blaring from car speakers after school, and not realizing that 50 Cent (the same guy who made ‘How To Rob’, one of my favorite tracks ever) was in cahoots with Em.  However it does seem like a while ago since the last time I’ve heard one of their first collaborations, ‘Patiently Waiting’, until I start singing it, and I remember every single word.  There was just something about that changed many peoples minds about this dynamic duo, and Complex Magazine thinks so as well.  Below is a short “documentary” (Magnum Opus style) about the origins of this amazing song, and why the timing was so perfect.  Check the method.

Throwback Thursday: Nas – Illmatic.


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From the moment you hit play on Illmatic, or any Nas release for that matter, your attention is immediately commanded. From rap fans to aspiring lyricists, Nas has been the catalyst for so much innovation and inspiration. The hood storyteller, the revered lyricist, the flashy thug, the mafioso, the activist, the conscious gangsta; Nas is all those things and more. As Hennessy’s year-long campaign states, for which Nas is prominently featured, it’s all about “Never stop. Never settle.” He is the ultimate embodiment of the hip-hop artist, motivated by artistry and aiming for social change, while still being seduced by the materialistic and destructive elements of the culture. Nas is a multi-faceted artist and person, which is what makes him so relatable, inspirational, and aspirational to fans and artists alike. With his documentary, Nas: Time is Illmatic, hitting theaters, iTunes, and On Demand this week, we take a look at the connections between who and what has inspired him, and how he influenced others along the way.

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IRL – The Flosstradmus Short Film.


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Check out the ‘Flosstradamus Movie’ as fans have affectionately started calling it, documents the travels, trials, tribulations, and triumphs of touring, and music.

Directed by Loren Wohl & Sean Dwyer
Produced by Flosstradamus & TMWRK Studios
Lens by Loren Wohl & Elizabeth De La Piedra
Edited by Kyle DePinna & Sean Dwyer
Visual Effects by David Kitchner & Daniel Streit

 

Take A Look At Diddy’s ’11 11′ Documentary.


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11 11 is a collaborative project by Diddy and DJ/Producer Guy Gerber, encompassing a 3-year musical journey through their individual and collaborative creative minds. THUMP has been on-board documenting their journey, capturing the insightful, creative and eccentric moments along the way.

‘Looking For The Perfect Beat’.


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‘Looking for the Perfect Beat’ is a cinéma vérité immersion inside the unique Los Angeles “beat scene” music community, centered around the world famous Low End Theory club night. Filmed over the Summer of 2013, we are given the opportunity to elegantly lift the veil on the personal creative processes of the internationally-acclaimed pillars of the scene. Indie music luminaries such as Thundercat, the Gaslamp Killer, TOKiMONSTA, Jonwayne, Baths, Daedelus, Ras G, Teebs, D-Styles, edIT of the Glitch Mob, Astronautica, Free the Robots, and Matthewdavid are all featured in vivid detail. The soundtrack for the film creates itself live on camera as the film elapses. This avant-garde visual angle on each subject in their respective creative spaces provides for an introspective glimpse into what would otherwise be unseen.

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Told as a 24-hour tour throughout the city, the fly-on-the-wall perspective of ‘Looking for the Perfect Beat’ archives each artist’s studio at this moment in history, revealing something not only universally humanizing about the scene’s stars, but also telling of the diverse community in which this group of inter-related artists interact. Directed by seasoned music documentarian Matthew F. Smith, and produced by Low End Theory club founder Daddy Kev, ‘Looking for the Perfect Beat’ provides a holistic view of L.A.’s key players in this generation’s electronic music landscape while instilling hope for the future of cross-cultural creative unions.

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