Hip-Hop Fights Back: The Best Hip-Hop Documentaries Online

My all time favorite hip-hop documentary is Bazooka Tooth, which centers around the legendary alternative/abstract/indie hip-hop label Definitive Jux and the profoundly talented artists that defined its early formation. If you’re a fan of Cannibal Ox, El-P, Aesop Rock, Def Jux, or  underground hip-hop in general, this is a must see. Bazooka Tooth was recorded back in 2001-2002 when Def Jux was first starting to really take off and Cannibal Ox had recently released the label’s all time best selling album The Cold Vein (in my top 10 favorite hip-hop albums).

Bazooka Tooth: Cannibal Ox & Def Jux (Part 1)

Bazooka Tooth: Cannibal Ox & Def Jux (Part 2)

Bazooka Tooth: Cannibal Ox & Def Jux (Part 3)

The Show

Rhyme and Reason

A Tribe Called Quest: Beats, Rhymes and Life

Welcome 2 Deathrow Part 1

Welcome 2 Deathrow Part 2

MF DOOM – Redbull Music Academy Lecture

Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012)

Public Enemy – Prophets of Rage

Beef 1, Beef 2, Beef 3, Beef 4

Big Pun – The Legacy

Wu – The Story of the Wu Tang Clan

Up In Smoke Tour

Jay Z Reasonable Doubt – Classic Albums

The Art of 16 Bars


Eminem Documentary – The Glory Days

Biggie & Tupac

Style Wars

How Hip-Hop Changed The World: Part 1, Part 2. & Part 3

Tupac – Thug Angel

Def Jux: Revenge of the Robots

N.W.A – The World’s Most Dangerous Group

Snoop Dogg Behind The Music

DMX Behind The Music

50 Cent Behind the Music

Nas VH1 documentary

The Game – Life After Math

Planet Rock The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation

40 Years of hip hop by KRS-ONE

The Freshest Kids

Beat Kings w/ Wu’s DJ Mathematics

And Ya Dont Stop

Bosses In the Booth

The Field

United Ghettos of America

Jay Z – Fade to Black

Tupac – Ressurection

Big Fun In The Big Town

Madlib, Babu and Cut Chemist – Brasilintime

Lil Wayne – The Carter Documentary

U-God – Rise Of A Fallen Soldier

Method Man features in Strip Club documentary

48 Hours with Raekwon

Old Dirty Bastard – Dirty Thoughts

Wu-Tang Saga

Dr. Dre Documentary

Eazy-E – The Ruthless Documentary

Black Mafia Family – The Rise and Fall of a Hip-Hop Drug Empire

U.G.K – Kings of the Underground

Beastie Boys – Beastieography

Louis Theroux – Gangsta Rap

The Notorious B.I.G – Life After Death

J Dilla – Still Shining

Sampling Documentary – Copyright Criminals

Mobb Deep – Infamous Allegiance Part 1

Mobb Deep – Infamous Allegiance Part 2

G-Unit – True Story

Ice-Cube – The Making of a Don

Young Jeezy – A Hustlerz Ambition

Dipset Byrdgang All Access Killa Season

Lil Boosie – Bad Azz

Lil Boosie – Last Dayz

Gucci Mane – No Pad No Pencil

Tony Yayo – Thoughts of a Predicate Felon

DJ Whoo Kid and 50 Cent – Return of the Body Snatchers

Sydney Hip Hop Culture

Whats up Fatlip? (A Spike Jonze short)

Behind the Scenes of Battle Rap – The Reemergance

MTV Diary – Method Man And Redman

Suge Knight – On The Real

Lil Kim – Driven (Behind the music)

Whatever Happened to Hip-Hop?

Vanilla Ice Documentary (lol)

Jay Z – The Rise of Jay Z

Eazy-E Documentary

Ice T – Behind the Music

Big Daddy Kane Documentary

Kanye West – Where The Lonely Kids Go When The Bell Rings

The Neptunes – 8th Planet

Danny Brown – Old Documentary

Outkast – Driven

ESPN 30 for 30 – Straight out of L.A (NWA & Raiders documentary): Part 1 , Part 2, & Part 3

Kid Cudi – The Journey Of Mr. Rager


If you appreciate this post should also check out my lists for The 80 Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2013 and The Best 60 Hip-Hop Songs of 2012.

My name is Jake Bourey and for hip-hop reviews, news, and other musings check out my blog at http://hiphopfightsback.com/.

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