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Documentaries Films Hip-Hop Rap

My Five Favorite Hip-Hop Documentaries

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Documentaries – unfairly – have long been seen as a snob’s film of choice.

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In Appreciation of

In Appreciation of: Kool G Rap

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“Hearing me is like hearing G Rap in his prime”

– Jay-Z, “Encore”

If there were a Mount Rushmore of pre-’90s, Golden Era hip-hop, the four heads would belong to Rakim, KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane, and Kool G Rap. While the first three are often referenced, it unfortunately seems like many casual fans are unaware of how truly great and important G Rap was, even though he has been mentioned as an influence to an entire generation of emcees, including the greats like Nas, Eminem, Big Pun, Jay-Z, and others.

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The Musical Outcast

Rap Foes Turned Friends

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For my latest piece on The Musical Outcast, I look at hip-hop enemies that reconciled and worked together.

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Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. He has been quoted on Buzzfeed and Deadspin. Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.