The Art of 16 Bars features interviews with major hip-hop stars that involve them discussing how they rose to prominence. Among the artists who offer their insights are 50 Cent, Nas, Kanye West, Russell Simmons, and The RZA.
Michael DeeJay Millz Mason...Interview w / Wu Tang
Kool Moe Dee...Himself
To the new artist and the upcoing into the game. You need to watch this movie - learn the basics and the history first. Many artist right now that is getting all the attention don't really know what hip hop is. I recieve several emails from people wanting me to listen to a track or check out a youtube video. Its ok, but not impressive... to go out and tell my followers to buy it. My advice is to become more lyrical and have a genuine "flow" with your song. Going with the trend will only put you in a catergory where you really should not be.
Eventhough this movie is a bit old - it came out in 2005.. it is still till this day educational for Hip Hop artist today. Learn your history...
I like chatting with one of my Twitter friends - @EASKI on what hip hop is like. All he can do is shake his head at it. I agree -- this shit is something else .