Documentaries

  • Coming Home: Cuba

    In 2012, DJ EFN and Garcia, two Cuban-American Hip-Hop artists, traveled to their ancestral homeland of Cuba for the very first time. Coming Home: Cuba follows them as they learn about their roots and their Hip-Hop counterparts on the island. The film also explores the unique cultural issues faci...

  • Coming Home: Vietnam

    Coming Home: Vietnam is the fourth documentary film in the the Coming Home series. The series follows DJ EFN (of Drink Champs & Crazy Hood Productions) and his crew as they explore countries through the scope of Hip-Hop culture. The film features special guest appearances by N.O.R.E., DJ Maseo (o...

  • Coming Home: Peru

    In June 2012, Cuban-American Hip-Hop artists DJ EFN & Garcia, accompanied by five of their friends, traveled to Havana to discover their roots, as well as Hip-Hop in Cuba. They returned from their trip inspired to further explore the world through Hip-Hop, and the experience launched episode 1 of...

  • Coming Home: Haiti

    Coming Home is a series of documentary films that follow DJ EFN (of Drink Champs & Crazy Hood Productions) and Garcia, two Cuban-American Hip-Hop artists, as they travel to different countries: Cuba, Peru, Haiti, Vietnam, Colombia and more. The films chronicle the local Hip-Hop scenes, people and...

  • Finding the GOAT: Who Is the Greatest MC of All-Time? (Part 1)

    Who is the greatest MC of all-time?

    This is a question that has engaged Hip-Hop fans for more than 30 years. The discussion about “The Greatest Of All Time,” made “GOAT” for short—thanks to an LL Cool J coined term—represents much more than a debate about one man or woman’s verbal prowess. Ins...

  • Finding The GOAT: Why Are Women Excluded From Talks About Hip-Hop's Greatest MC?

    "Do we hate our women?" Tupac plaintively asked that of Hip-Hop on "Keep Ya Head Up." Sadly, the question still goes unanswered. Episode 3 of the Finding The GOAT documentary is narrated by Rapsody and explores the complicated relationship between Hip-Hop and women MCs.

  • Finding The GOAT: The Golden Age of Hip-Hop (1978 - Present) (Part 2)

    “Can it be that it was all so simple then?” The nostalgia effect is a strong one in Hip-Hop, and causes us not only to look back with optimistic revision, but also, at times, prevents us from embracing the greatness of late. It is not uncommon to hear someone argue that “there are no classic albu...

  • Finding The GOAT: Unsung Hip-Hop Heroes Are GOATs Too (Part 4)

    When Hip-Hop fans are asked to name their Top 10 MCs, there are certain names cited consistently–Nas, Tupac, Eminem, Biggie, Jay Z…but, inevitably, there will be artists mentioned that seem like wildcards, too. However, when close attention is paid, it becomes apparent these artists’ names also r...

  • Where It All Began: What's the first music you bought with your own money?

    What's the first music you bought with your own money? We asked that same question to Big Daddy Kane, DJ Jazzy Jeff, 9th Wonder, Murs, Kendrick Lamar, XV, Statik Selektah, Fashawn, tabi Bonney, Skyzoo, Serius Jones, Rapsody, Skillz and Stic Man. Many of their answers will surprise you.

  • Where It All Began: Who was your first favorite rapper?

    Who was your first favorite rapper? We asked Big Daddy Kane, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kendrick Lamar, Murs, Statik Selektah, Freddie Gibbs, 9th Wonder, Stic Man, Skyzoo, Chuuwee, Skillz, tabi Bonney and more. The answers ranged from EPMD to 2Pac and everything in between. Check out who was you favorite ...

  • Where It All Began: When did you first experience Hip-Hop in person?

    Remember the first time you experienced Hip-Hop in person? Big Daddy Kane, Kendrick Lamar, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Skillz, XV, Stic Man, Rapsody, The Kid Daytona, Murs and Statik Selektah tell the stories of their first live encounter with the culture that would become their livelihood.

  • Where It All Began: Who introduced you to Hip-Hop?

    Every journey has a beginning. Where It All Began, takes a look at the musical journey of many Hip-Hop luminaries. DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kendrick Lamar, Termanology, Ski Beatz, The Kid Daytona, Chuuwee, Serius Jones, Skyzoo, and Stic Man (from Dead Prez) recall who first introduced them to Hip-Hop.

  • Where It All Began: When Did You Know Hip-Hop is What You Wanted to Do?

    Dead Prez's Stic Man, Murs, Ski Beatz, The Kid Daytona, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Skillz, Rapsody, Statik Selektah, Termanology, Fashawn, 9th Wonder and more reminisce about when they knew they wanted to pursue music as a career. Each had a unique moment in time but the common theme was an undeniable passi...