After the release of Vol. 2: Hard-Knock Life, Jay-Z returned a year later with another album, Vol. 3: Life and Times of S. Carter (1999), which topped the Billboard 200 and spawned two hits: "Big Pimpin'" and "Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up)." The album was Jay-Z's most collaborative to date, featuring ten guest vocalists and a roll call of in-demand producers such as Dr.
Flyin’ Cut Sleeves, completed in 1993, portrays street gang presidents in the Bronx. The project grew out of the experiences of Rita Fecher, the film’s co-producer, who taught in a South Bronx school in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, became intimately involved with the gangs, their leaders, and the leaders’ families and began to document their lives.
Never before released on DVD, this incredibly hot live rap concert features "Rapmania, the Roots of Rap" with dozens of hardcore, live performances simultaneously performed at New York's Apollo Theater and The Palace in Los Angeles. Old school and new school come together in this historic event featuring over 20 of the original artists who put hip hop and rap on the map.
As a football player, he broke through defense lines as if they weren't there. As an actor, he broke through color barriers to become a black action hero. As an activist, he broke down closed doors to bring about change.
Live concert footage of music by J Dilla, arranged and conducted by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, performed by 60-piece orchestra. Featuring Bilal, Dwele, Amp Fiddler, Illa J, Shafiq Husayn, Talib Kweli, Posdnuos, Karriem Riggins, Thundercat, Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey, and more. Recorded on February 22, 2009, at the Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Los Angeles.
Live concert footage of soul music by Arthur Verocai. Features Alosio Aguiar, Justo Almario, Jose Bertrami, Ivan "Mamao" Conti, Carlos Dafe, Clarisse Grova, and Airto Moreira. Recorded March 15, 2009, at the Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Los Angeles.
Live concert featuring the music of Mulatu Astatke, "who 40 years on is still expanding the frontiers of Ethio-jazz." Filmed in black and white, 73 minutes.
Featuring: Bennie Maupin, Azar Lawrence, Phil Ranelin, Trevor Ware, Munyungo Jackson, Joel Yennior, Todd Simon, Dan Ubick, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Brandon Coleman, Tony Austin, Alan LIghtner.
Recorded mostly in Kingston, Jamaica, with noted producers Sly and Robbie, the album is described by Franti as having "a solid reggae feel." Guest musicians include Marie Daulne of Zap Mama and Jamaican soul/dancehall singer Cherine Anderson. Includes smash hit "Say Hey (I Love You)."
The second LP from singer/songwriter Phonte (of Little Brother) and producer Nicolay. The two-CD set includes an instrumental disc and appearances from Muhsinah, Darien Brockington, and Yahzarah.