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article imageRare hip-hop documentaries to screen in NYC

By Layne Weiss     Apr 27, 2013 in Entertainment
New York - Next Monday, Red Bull Music Academy Ego Trip will team up to present Filmmatic: "An Evening of Rare HipHop Documentaries."
The event will take place at the Sunshine Cinema in New York, NY on April 29 at 630 PM, HipHopDX reports. The film that will be showcased are 1986's Big Fun In a Big Town by Dutch director Bram Van Splunteren
, 1992's Wreckin Shop: Live from Brooklyn by Diane Martel.
, and Beat This, a 1984 documentary by Dick Fontaine.
The host "Filmmatic: An Evening of Rare HipHop Documentaries" is XXL Chairman's Choice columnist Chairman Mao. According to HipHopDX, he has written two books and is known for producing two shows; "The White Rapper Show" and "Miss Rap Supreme."
The Red Bull Music Academy is a series of music festivals and workshops that has traveled the world since 1998.
Other exciting events throughout the week include "A Conversation With Erykah Badu" on April 30, "Brian Eno: 77 Million Paintings" on May 3, and "A Night of Improvised Round Robin Events featuring Roots drummer, DJ, and producer QuestLove, musician Andrew Bird, and many others.
In 2012, A Tribe Called Quest's Ali Shaheed Muhammad was part of the RBMA in Los Angeles as part of the BoomBox 5th Annual Celebration of the Life and Music of J. Dilla. A portion of the proceeds from the event went toward The J. Dilla Foundation. Al Shaheed Muhhamad also explained getting started in HipHop and the responsibility and pressure he feels to write music that is meaningful to others.
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