The Video Crates

Hiphop video's from the old to the new, from coast to coast, from bootyfilled to the conscious... If a link is down, just drop a comment and emailadres, and I will upload the file again. The only thing I ask in return is to leave a comment, telling me what you think of the video.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Beat This: A Hip Hop Documentary

This documentary produced by the BBC in 1984 contains interviews with DJ Kool Herc, Africa Bambaattaa, Malcolm McClaren, a Soul Sonic Force recording sessions as well as a Cold Crush Brothers performance and a Graffiti and B-Boy introduction.
Hiphop has come a long way, and obviously the fashion too. Alien and indian outfits, tight clothes, jerry curls, the white handgloves and a whole lot of leather. Everytime I see this documentary with my friends, we keep amazing ourselves how Hip Hop used to look back in the early beginnings.

The part I liked most was the scene where Kool Herc shows some old footage of parties he used to throw down together with his master of ceremony Coke La Rock. And although the footage isn't realy good quality, you are seeing the beginning of hiphop.

The running time for this documentary is 54 minutes, and it will leave a good impression and will lead to discussion if you are watching it together with others. Feel free to download and leave a comment of what you think of it.


Beat This: A Hip Hop Documentary link option 1
Beat This: A Hip Hop Documentary link option 2

You can also download it in splitfiles from the Hiphopnetwork site.


  • At 4:45 PM, Anonymous OneTwo said…

    Thanks man

  • At 7:34 PM, Anonymous thrm said…

    Thanx, downloading right now...

  • At 10:34 PM, Blogger Kenny said…

    you can use the first one. its one file.

  • At 10:35 PM, Blogger Kenny said…

    you can use the first one. its one file.

  • At 10:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    the second link isnt working man
    can you fix that
    appreciate it.

  • At 9:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dam, I remember videoing that when it was first shown & my sister taping over it. This programme was probably the turning point for me, from then on,I wanted to bomb subways trains, spin on my head and rock the one & twos. It was this programme that taught me that real griffiti artists used Krylon & Rustolean, and NEVER bought their paint.


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