If you was a basketball fan in the early 2000′s then you know the name Lenny Cooke. The Brooklyn born prodigy was Lebron James, before Lebron James. Born to a broken home, he bounced from school to school, but not before landing his name at the top of the list when it cames to the best players in his class.
All that came crashing down when he got to his senior year. After jumping from one school to another again, he got lost in shuffle when it came to getting into college. Bad grades, and SAT scores, led him to making one of many bad decisions that took him from being a multi-millioanire to a where is he now story.
The story of Lenny Cooke has been brewing for years. The footage was being filmed his senior year, right when things were beginning to turn for the worse for Lenny. The Lenny Cooke story is a tragic case that many inner-city males who grow-up with hoop dreams show study.
Sama’an Ashrawi directs a great UGK Tribute documentary. He’s been able to speak to some major industry insiders about the influence of UGK. Check out a clip from the doc of Big Boi talking about when he first heard UGK in high school, his favorite track on Too Hard To Swallow, where he was the first time he heard “Pocket Full Of Stones”, UGK’s legacy & Pimp C’s production style.
Drake, a former actor and current hip hop music star, will narrate a Turner Sports documentary that highlights the legacy of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball program.
According to Hip-Hop Wired, the star has a prior connection to the program.
He coached an alumni charity Wildcats game, and credits UK coach John Calipari for inspiring him to get his high school diploma.
The hourlong documentary, “Bluegrass Kingdom: The Gospel of Kentucky Basketball,” airs next week on truTV.
Though it debuted in October at the A3C festival, many people are just not getting hip to the mini-documentary, “Change In The Game.” The film takes a look at what hip-hop is, through the eyes of independent artists in Atlanta.
Lil Wayne claims Quincy Jones’ son “dontgetit” when he used the song without permission — and ironically Q used the song in a movie about Lil Wayne.Lil Wayne has filed a lawsuit against Quincy Jones III, obtained by TMZ, claiming he never gave permission to use his music in the documentary about him — “The Carter.”Among the songs used, hits like “Lollipop,” “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy,” “Pussy Monster,” “Let the Beat Build,” “La La,” “Mr. Carter,” “A Milli,” and “Dontgetit.” All of the songs were from Lil’s multi-platinum album, “Tha Carter III.”Lil Wayne claims Quincy III and the other producers never bothered to ask if they could use his tunes.It appears Lil Wayne cooperated with the filming of the documentary, because he allowed cameras to follow him around.As it turns out, Lil Wayne hated the movie and sued over it, claiming it was a “scandalous portrayal” of him.In the music suit, filed by the mega-firm of Lavely & Singer, Lil Wayne asks for unspecified damages and an order prohibiting the producers from using his music.
Today is the one-year anniversary of the release of Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne. And to celebrate, they just put out an 11-minute documentary chronicling the recording process and their life during the creation of the album. Check it out.
WATCH “Watch the Throne” documentary”
– — – Check out the trailer for the documentary “Tattoo Nation.” The story follows follows 3 tattoo pioneers Charlie Cartwright, Jack Rudy and Freddy Negrete through the history of the tattoo and it’s meaning to people over time. Directed by Eric Schwartz
Check it out