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Hip Hop Docs

on April 19, 2007with 0 comments

Two impressive Hip-Hop documentaries are making there way into a theatre near you in the near future. The first is titled Time A Tell about slain D12 rapper Proof. The film gives an in depth look at the Detroit Hip Hop Scene and features Proof and DJ Jewels as they put together an 18-track cd full of original lyrics and beats in a mind-boggling 24 hours for a segment called The Challenge. Presented by Jewels, Priceless Music and Iron Fist Records, Time A Tell is the last creative work of Proof, who was fatally shot a little over a year ago (Apr. 11 2006) at the Triple C club on Eight Mile Road following a heated argument with 35-year-old Keith Bender Jr. Time A Tell premiered at 8 p.m. Thursday (April 12) in the GM Theater at the Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit.

The next film is the Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah produced, The Hip Hop Project. Spanning four years, the documentary, which is executive produced by Willis and Latifah, centers around Chris “Kharma Kazi” Rolle, a homeless teenager who eventually builds an outreach program for at-risk kids to stay out of trouble by utilizing hip-hop. While Kazi and two of his students were in the process of recording an album, Willis and Russell Simmons funded a studio for their “Hip-Hop Project.” Doug E. Fresh also makes an appearance in the film. The movie will debut in theatres in Spring of 2007.

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