Posts Tagged ‘Documentaries’

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Murder, Mayhem, and Meditation


America is locking up more people than any other nation on earth. Home to just 5 percent of the world’s total population, the United States houses more than 20 percent of the world’s prisoners. In the last three decades, fueled in large part by a national drug policy and legislation like three strikes laws, America has imprisoned more people in local jails, federal penitentiaries, and private correctional facilities than Stalin put in the Gulags. New court rulings have declared overcrowded prisons to be unconstitutional, and the sheer cost of incarceration is forcing prisons to let prisoners back out on the streets.

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Drugs, Crime, and the Australian Bikie


It’s now tougher than ever to be a bikie in Australia.

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Warriors Off The Res: Aboriginal Gangs in Winnipeg


Winnipeg is the capital of Manitoba, Canada — and for 16 of the past 33 years, it has also been the country’s murder capital. The prairie city is home to just under 800,000 people, about 10 percent of whom are Aboriginal, meaning Winnipeg boasts the largest urban Aboriginal population in Canada. Largely impoverished and facing continual discrimination, the community has given rise to violent Aboriginal street gangs. VICE News went to Winnipeg to spend time with gang members and find out why they’re linked to the majority of the city’s murders.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Skylight Inn’s Whole Hog BBQ


The first public sale of Whole Hog BBQ took place in Ayden, North Carolina, in the 1930′s. 184 years later, Sam Jones is carrying on the family tradition of cooking Whole Hog BBQ as the 7th Generation pitmaster of his family’s BBQ restaurant, The Skylight Inn. Since 1947, The Skylight Inn has become an icon in the BBQ world for selling one thing and one thing only: chopped Eastern Style North Carolina Whole Hog Pork–served on a bun or in a tray with corn bread.

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

6 Classic Rap Movies Available on YouTube in Full


It’s Summertime, and the weekend is here, which means you’re either out on the town getting into something, or at the crib trying to cool off in the AC after a long week of work. Shouts to everyone out there partying, that’s what’s up. But for those of you in chill mode, we put together a nice collection of classic rap movies you can watch from the comfort of your computer, tablet, or mobile device on YouTube in full. So if you’ve exhausted your Netflix queue, or if you’re just in the mood to watch some ill hip-hop visuals featuring superstar rappers like Jay Z, Mobb Deep, Cam’ron, Lil Wayne, Biggie, Snoop, Eminem, and more, binge out on these essential rap flicks and docs below.

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Takedown: The DNA of GSP


A look at the life and career of Ultimate Fighting Champion’s welterweight world champ Georges St-Pierre, also known as “GSP”. Watch the entire documentary after the JUMP…

 

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Welcome to Chiraq


Even though Chicago’s murder rate dropped in 2013, there’s been much said, written and filmed about the city’s staggering gang violence and the rap music spawning from these troubled neighborhoods. Watch Noisey’s entire eight-part documentary, Welcome to Chiraq.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Coachella Thru My Eyes (Directed by Sean Puff Daddy Combs)


Puff Daddy made a splash at the inaugural weekend for Coachella 2014. Along with making a surprise appearance during the Nas 20th anniversary Illmatic set to perform “Hate Me Now”, his REVOLT TV imprint caught with multiple fans on hand to discuss the vibe this year in comparison to past along with Odd Future, A-Track and various other artists shown enjoying themselves. After a brief look into his performance with Esco and Drake making his first ever Coachella appearance for Jhené Aiko’s set, Puffy was backstage more this time with JAY Z, Pharrell Williams, Jimmy Iovine, Steven Tyler, Shaheem Reid and T.I.P. among others.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

‘Iverson’ Documentary Trailer


The trials and tribulations of former NBA star Allen Iverson are set to be examined in a documentary making its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday. The trailer for Iverson, from director-producer Zatella Beatty, presents the point guard as a player whose “style shocked the league” throughout his 14-year career in the NBA.

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Nas | Time Is Illmatic [Trailer]


Tribeca Film Festival film Time Is Illmatic — chronicling the making of hip-hop artist Nas‘ 1994 debut album — will be the inaugural recipient of the Candescent Award, part of a new grant program designed to support the making of documentary films.