(above: Chuck D and Terminator X /// below: Rick Rubin- not originally from the documentary, but used)
I've never seen this documentary before, so I gotta thank "The Original 808 Beats" for putting it on the net. In his own words:
This documentary was aired in the U.K around 1990/1991. The full show is around 55 minutes long, and goes in the correct sequence, Parts 1 through to 6.
Gotta love (or hate) the intro rap by the suit. Does any of it rhyme?
The documentary features Afrika Bambaataa, Mr. Biggs, Jazzy Jay, Quincy Jones, The Last Poets, Red Alert, Sylvia Robinson (Sugar Hill Records), Fab 5 Freddy, Funky Four + 1 More, LL Cool J, Run-DMC, The Beastie Boys, Keith Haring, Mare 134, The Rock Steady Crew, Eric B & Rakim, Public Enemy, KRS-One, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, NWA, Ice Cube, Young MC, De La Soul, Two Live Crew, and Gangstarr. Double-click the youtube video to bring up a new window and find the rest (parts 2-6).
Some highlights and wtf moments for me...
wtf * Cueing to Master Gee when Sylvia is talking about meeting Big Bank Hank (in part 2).
highlight * Crazy legs laughing at the Prince / James Brown comparison (part 3).
highlight * Chuck D- "That's why I like to put noise in my music. I consider it an alarm for black America." (part 4... I think).
highlight * Two Live Crew on the Geraldo Show (part 6).