#Throwback | The Show (Documentary) [Video]
New York, NY – The Show, presented by Russell Simmons, is a documentary discussing hip-hop’s explosion in America and across the world by talking to the genre’s biggest names. Released in 1995, it features the biggest artists of the day (many of whom are now considered legends), people like Notorious B.I.G., Wu-Tang, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Run DMC and even an imprisoned Slick Rick. The documentary jumps from one superstar to another as they travel the country on “The Show” tour.
This entire documentary stands as a time capsule for what many call the “golden era” of hip-hop. It’s interesting to watch this film, because they all speak about hip-hop’s emergence in such a new way. You have to remember, this was filmed during a time when the genre was beginning to really hit its stride in terms of becoming popular culture and penetrating mass media. So you’re hearing these artists and DJs and businessmen grapple with the opportunities emerging while also expressing conflicting ideas about what hip-hop really is about. “The Show” is definitely a must watch for any hip hop fan.
I plan to post more cool documentaries in the future, so if you have a suggestion feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know about it. Parts 2-5 after the jump.