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I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]

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#Throwback | The Show (Documentary) [Video]


New York, NYThe 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 and let me know about it. Parts 2-5 after the jump.

THE SHOW(Method Man, Snoop Dogg…) 1 / 5 by no_sence

THE SHOW(Method Man, Snoop Dogg…) 5 / 5 by no_sence

THE SHOW(Method Man, Snoop Dogg…) 3 / 5 by no_sence

THE SHOW(Method Man, Snoop Dogg…) 4 / 5 by no_sence

THE SHOW(Method Man, Snoop Dogg…) 5 / 5 by no_sence

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@ThatsBizz is a Senior Contributor for HipHopCanada and a member of the Central Canada team. The nuts and bolts of Jonathon “Bizz” Brown are impressive, but it’s his ability to apply his skills, identify opportunities, adapt to new environments and get the job done that makes him who he is. An engaging combination of education, experience and vision, Brown continues to make his mark on many fronts and plant his flag as a professional on the rise. Entrenched in the urban music scene for more than half a decade, Bizz launched Crack House Radio in 2004. Over the next four years, the online radio show would evolve into a major outlet for Canadian music and hip hop culture in general. Over that time, Bizz interviewed countless artists and professionals including Belly, Bishop, Drake, Classified, Guru, Joell Ortiz, author and gang specialist Michael Chettleburg, Brent (owner of Just Ent) & many others. In 2007, Bizz joined Urbanology Magazine as a staff writer and would go on to contribute dozens of articles over the next three years including a cover story on Classified in 2009. 2007 also saw the launch of Bizz' line of t-shirts reading "Hip Hop Ain't Dead It Lives In The North." Since then, he's toured with Peter Jackson, Busta Rhymes, DJ Dames Nellas, Bishop, Slaughterhouse & Pharoahe Monch and secured a strong following with his column on called "The Fine Print."

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