Keyword: hip-hop

Step Up 2 The Streets

Step Up 2 The Streets (2008)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 02/13/2008
When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the school's hottest dancer Chase to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore's underground dance battle The Streets, she ultimately finds a way to live her dream while building a bridge...

Notorious (2009)

Rated: R Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 01/15/2009
In just a few short years, Notorious B.I.G. rose from the streets of Brooklyn to become one of the most influential hip hop artists of all time. B.I.G. was a gifted storyteller; his narratives about violent life on the streets were told with a gritty, objective realism that won him enormous respect and credibility. His stories were universal and gave a voice to his generation.
Reach Me

Reach Me (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 11/20/2014
A reclusive motivational writer publishes a book whose positive message goes viral. The positive message inspires an unlinked group of people including a journalist, his editor, a former inmate, a hip-hop mogul, an actor and an undercover cop. The book forces the group to re-evaluate their life choices and decisions by confronting fear in hopes of creating a more positive world.

The Man With The Iron Fists: Sting of the Scorpion (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2014
When a stranger, Thaddeus, is found badly wounded near the village, miner Li Kung and his wife Ah Ni offer him refuge. As he heals, he becomes entrenched in a conflict that pits the townsfolk against the evil Master Ho, his nefarious Beetle Clan and the terrifying Lord Pi. With Thaddeus at his side, the mild-mannered Kung transforms into a deadly warrior.
8 Mile

8 Mile (2002)

Rated: R Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 11/07/2002
No matter who we are, no matter where we live, we're all bound by borders. Many of us are content to live within these borders--others are simply forced to exist within them. But some of us need to break out, burst through, even if what is on the other side is both frightening and unknown. From this comes the tale of one young man's dilemma as he navigates his way through his colliding worlds. Set...

Tokyo Tribe (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 08/29/2014
Turn It Up

Turn It Up (2000)

Rated: R Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 09/05/2000
Diamond is a naturally gifted musician whose drive to realize his dreams forces him to re-evaluate his life and the people around him. With his girlfriend Kia expecting his child and and his childhood friend Gage trying to draw him into a life of drug running and violence, Diamond is pushed to the limit when his mother suddenly dies and his musician father re-enters his life looking for...

Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/05/2014
Examines how law enforcement has been compiling secret dossiers on hundreds of hip-hop artists and executives for years. Features New York Police Department surveillance footage, along with other law-enforcement authorities involved in the surveillance activities--the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Los Angels Police Department, and a nationwide task force set up by the Drug Enforcement...
Malibu's Most Wanted

Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 04/17/2003
Brad Gluckman is Malibu's most unwanted rapper. He spends his days hangin' at the Malibrew Coffee Shop with his pimpin' crew, Mocha, Monster and Hadji, and bustin' rhymes about his hard-core life up in "the 'Bu." Immersed in hip-hop culture, B-Rad spits lyrics about his phat life and this beach boy is convinced that his wack rhymes are tighter than Hadji's cornrows. While B-Rad thinks his lyrical...
Wild Style

Wild Style (1982)

Rated: None Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 12/31/1982
The work of maverick tagger Zoro attracts the attention of an East Village art enthusiast who gives him a commission him to paint the stage for a huge rapper's convention. The film serves as a record of the beginning of hip-hop in the boroughs of New York and features pioneers of the genre including Grandmaster Flash, Busy Bee, The Cold Crush Brothers and others.
Bolletjes Blues

Bolletjes Blues (2006)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 03/22/2006
A boy-meets-girl tale set against the backdrop of hip-hop culture.
Marci X

Marci X (2003)

Rated: R Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 08/21/2003
Marci, a spoiled Jewish American Princess, is forced to take control of her father's hard-core rap label, Felony Assault, when her mogul dad, Ben Feld, has a stress-induced heart attack due to the controversy surrounding the label's hip-hop song "Shoot Ya' Teacha" by Dr. Snatchcatcher. To rescue her father's plummeting stock, Marci attempts to tone down the rapper's bad-boy edge. Over time, the...
Biggie & Tupac

Biggie & Tupac (2002)

Rated: R Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 09/26/2002
When rapper Notorious B.I.G. (aka Biggie Smalls) died in a hail of bullets outside the Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles in March of 1997, it appeared to be the latest salvo in the East Coast/West Coast rap/gang rivalry that had claimed the life of Tupac Shakur six months earlier in Las Vegas. Three years later, however, Los Angeles police Detective Russell Poole, who had been assigned to the...
Filly Brown

Filly Brown (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 04/18/2013
Majo Tonorio, aka, "Filly Brown" is a young, raw hip-hop artist from Los Angeles who spits rhymes from the heart. With a mother in prison and a father struggling to provide for his daughters, Majo knows that a record contract could be her family's ticket out. But when a record producer offers her a shot at stardom, she is suddenly faced with the prospect of losing who she is as an artist, as well...

Public Enemy: Welcome to the Terrordome (2006)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 11/29/2006
Chronicles the 20 year career of rap band Public Enemy and their impact on the music world. Known for their ability of weave serious messages of activism and societal ills into their music, two decades later, this controversial group of the 80s is still going strong. Artists such as the Beastie Boys, Henry Rollins, Talib Kweli and Jonathan Davis reflect on the group's influence.
Round Da Way

Round Da Way (2009)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 04/29/2009
Follows two friends who are petty criminals.

American Dream (2005)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2005
Mike Jones' real life chronicle and rise to fame as an aspiring rapper from the streets who finds his path in life through music.
Wassup Rockers

Wassup Rockers (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 06/22/2006
A tale that follows the real-life experiences of a group of South Central, Latino teens who ride skateboards, wear tight clothes and listen to punk rock instead of conforming to the rules of their gang-infested neighborhood's hip-hop culture. Constantly harassed, they take buses to Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Hollywood, where they skate and catch the attention of the local rich...
Nas: Time is Illmatic

Nas: Time is Illmatic (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 74 minutes Release date: 09/30/2014
Twenty years after the release of Nas' groundbreaking debut album "Illmatic," viewers are taken into the heart of his creative process. Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, Nas shares stories of his upbringing, his influences - from the music of his jazz musician father Olu Dara to the burgeoning hip-hop scene in New York City - and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing...
Dir: One9
With: N/A
Planet B-Boy

Planet B-Boy (2008)

Rated: None Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 03/20/2008
Set in the International world of B-boying--the urban dance more commonly known as "breakdancing." In Osaka, Paris, Seoul and Las Vegas, dancers struggle for their dreams despite being misunderstood by larger society and even their own families. An American dancer in Vegas looks for his big break; a Korean son seeks his father's approval; a twelve-year-old boy in France confronts his family's...
Dir: Benson K. Lee
With: N/A
Hip Hop Project

The Hip Hop Project (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 05/10/2007
A group of New York City teenagers transform their life stories into powerful works of art, using hip hop as a vehicle for self-development. The documentary traces the evolution of this award-winning outreach program created by Kazi, a formerly homeless teenager turned youth mentor. With the goal of developing a principled group of young artists, Kazi creates a safe environment in which he...
Hard Corps

The Hard Corps (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/02/2014
A Combat Vet, who's just spent the last 3 years fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, is hired to bodyguard a former World Heavyweight Boxing champ and his family from an unscrupulous Rap Music Mogul. Complications arise when the boxer suspects that his sister may be in love with the bodyguard.
Caught on Tape

Caught on Tape (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/02/2014
A young boy, a video camera, and a bank robbery gone wrong, set the stage for this hip-hop musical drama. With nothing but footage from a video recorder, two detectives try to piece together the crime by interrogating the one surviving crew member. As the inquiries build, pieces start to come together and the story unfolds, inadvertently revealing a major conspiracy to the heist.

East of Havana (2007)

Rated: None Runtime: 82 minutes Release date: 02/01/2007
Calling themselves "El Cartel," a trio of underground rappers in Cuba struggle to get their music heard while bypassing the official government-sanctioned music industry. Growing by word of mouth thanks to their electrifying performances, they put all of their energy into creating a music festival, even as government officials and Hurricane Charley close in.

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/13/2015
A drama about N.W.A., the Los Angeles hip hop group that pioneered gangsta rap in the 1980s and 1990s. The story chronicles the rise and fall of the rap quartet, which was formed by Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and MC Ren. The group's songs were so riotous and raw that they were banned from radio, but N.W.A. still sold millions of albums and gained unprecedented popularity - and notoriety. Then came...