Ahmir-Khalib Thompson

Soul

Soul

Soul
IMDb: 8.1
106

Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful gig at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates…

Hamilton’s America

Hamilton’s America

Hamilton’s America
IMDb: 8.3
84 min

Hamilton’s America delves deeper into the creation of the Hamilton musical, revealing Lin-Manuel Miranda’s process of absorbing and then adapting Hamilton’s epic story into groundbreaking musical theater.

Genre: Documentary
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
IMDb: 6.7
86 min

When his new album fails to sell records, pop/rap superstar Conner4real goes into a major tailspin and watches his celebrity high life begin to collapse. He’ll try anything to bounce…

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records
IMDb: 7.3
94 min

Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with two hundred stores, in thirty countries, on five continents. From humble beginnings in a small-town drugstore, Tower Records eventually…

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
IMDb: 7.4
115 min

James Brown changed the face of American music forever. Abandoned by his parents at an early age, James Brown was a self-made man who became one of the most influential…

A Band Called Death

A Band Called Death

A Band Called Death
IMDb: 7.5
96 min

Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was Death. Formed in the early ’70s by three teenage brothers from Detroit, Death is credited as being the…

Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records

Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records

Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records
IMDb: 7.5
90 min

Under the direction of founder and world-renowned DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw Records has consistently released critically acclaimed, left-of-center albums since its founding in 1996. Drawing on live concert…

Bad 25

Bad 25

Bad 25
IMDb: 7.9
131 min

Spike Lee pays tribute to Michael Jackson’s Bad on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the epochal album, offering behind-the-scenes footage of Jackson recording the album and interviews with confidants, musicians, choreographers,…

Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest

Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest

Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest
IMDb: 7.7
97 min

Having forged a 20-year run as one of the most innovative and influential hip hop bands of all time, the Queens NY collective known as ’A Tribe Called Quest’ have…

Dave Chappelle’s Block Party

Dave Chappelle’s Block Party

Dave Chappelle’s Block Party
IMDb: 7.2
100 min

The American comedian/actor delivers a story about the alternative Hip Hop scene. A small town Ohio man’s moves to Brooklyn, New York, to throw an unprecedented block party.

Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar
IMDb: 6.6
109 min

Sidney is a writer who’s just left her L.A. Times music review gig to edit New York hip-hop magazine XXL. Dre is an executive with a hip-hop record company based…