Holla, Rappers, DJ’s, B-boys, and HipHop lovers! Here’s a list of evergreen movies that every rapper must watch. These movies have been listed as per their storyline, relation to Hip Hop and strong rapper cast. Get the fun rolling, sit back tight, grab some snacks, pack of beer and watch some Hip Hop tonight.
1.Straight Outta Compton :
Directed by F.Gray Gray, produced by Dr. Dre, Tomica Wright and Scott Bernstein, the movie Straight Outta Compton highlights the life of the Gangster rap crew N.W.A. The story line revolves around the members of the crew Eazy E, Ice Cube and Dr Dre. With a strong subject, the biographical film star casts O’shea Jackson son of Ice Cube, Corey Hawkins as Dr Dre and Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E. Must watch if you want to know how Dr.Dre created the base for the real revolution of Hip Hop culture.
2.Get Rich or Die Trying:
Rapper 50 Cent brokea Hollywood record with his debut movie as a lead actor. The American film highlights the real story of 50 Cent. It was directed by Jim Sheridan with a creative storyline written by Terence Winter. Watch the movie if you know how 50 strived and thrived to become rich.
3. 8 Mile:
An inspirational movie that showcased struggle of a white boy who believed in playing with words to win the world. 8 Mile is a true story based on Eminem’s early life. It showcases major moments of Rap God’s Life, How he claimed the title of the King of Battle Rap.
Written by Ice Cube and DJ Pooh, Friday was directed by F.Gray. The Hip Hop flavored comedy film revolves around 16 hours of an unemployed man “Ice Cube” and his friend Tucker’s day, where they need to clear his drug debt in the same night. An interesting movie for all the rap lovers, who love hip hop with some comedy element.
A crime drama film with the hot star cast, Anne Hathaway, Bijou Philips & Shiri Applebay. The movie revolves around the life of rich teenagers from California who love Hip Hop culture and adap to a Gangster Lifestyle. Later, they fall into a chaotic situation with real life gangsters and understand life is not a joke.
6.Hustle and Flow:
Life of a pimp and drug dealer who faces aspiration to become a rapstar as a Memphis hustler. Directed by Craig Brewer, Hustle and Flow stars Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning, Taraji P Henson and DJ Qualis. This movie won Academy Award for Best Original Song “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp” composed by Three 6 Mafia.
Juice is a crime/thriller themed movie with a strong star cast as Tupac Shakur, Queen Latifah, Jermaine, Khalil Kain and Samuel Jackson. The film depicts the life of young teenagers in Harlem who spend days under influence of gangs, police harassment and drugs.
A comedy film starring Chris Rock, directed by Tamra Davis. The movie showcases a fictional rap crew “CB4” named after the group formed in the prison block CB4. In actual words, the movie is a parody to rap group NWA and includes segments highlighting Halle Berry, Eazy-E, Ice Cube and Flavor Flav.
American biographical movie, Notorious, is based on the life and murder of Christopher Wallace, known as rapper Biggie Smalls aka The Notorious B.I.G. The cast includes Jamal Woolard, Angela Bassett, Derek Luke and Anthony Mackie.
10.Above The Rim:
A sports film with a touch of inspiration and Hip Hop flavor. The film is about a high school basketball player and his relation with a close drug dealer friend. The star cast includes Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Bernie Mac and Marlon Wayans. If you want to see another side of 2Pac, then it’s a must to watch the movie.
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