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In this documentary about the late Christopher Wallace, those closest to him, including his mother Voletta Wallace, recall his tough childhood and early life. Hip-hop moguls such as Jay-Z and Nas speak on his journey to becoming a cultural icon. #LifeOfBiggie
..Now for the first time ever, hear TupacShakur in his own words in this riveting, impromptu speech given in the summer of 1993 at the Indiana Black Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana!!! 2Pac was only 22 years old at the time. Imagine the possibilities. We lost one of our greatest leaders. RIP Tupac
In 1992, Malcom X Grassroots movement invited Tupac to speak at its banquet in Atlanta, GA. This is one of Tupac's first recorded speeches.
At the time, the epicenter of the West Coast alternative movement was The Good Life, a liquor-less Cedar St. tavern in Leimert Park known for its legendary open mic night where abstractions became expressionist. Its here were the Freestyle Fellowship would wow crowds with their jazz rap freestyles!! check out the Homage Blog for more.
The story of Hip Hops most political group, Public Enemy. Starting near the beginning of the rise of hip hop in New York in the late 80s, The Prophets of Rage were one of the first and most effective rap groups to shed light on the many injustices Black America faces to this day. Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Terminator X, Sister Souljah, MEHR are to this day considered one of hip hop's most influential group. Enjoy this in depth documentary or their rise.