50 Hip Hop Documentaries – Global


There are a lot of documentaries about Hip Hop in many different countries. Here are a few you should definitely see. I have met and/or interviewed some of the directors of these films, including Joshua Atesh Litle (Furious Force of Rhymes), Muhamidda El Muhajir (Hip Hop: The New World Order), Josua Asen (I Love Hip Hop in Morocco), Michael Wanguhu (Hip Hop Colony) and Tom Feiling (Resistencia).

Planet B-Boy
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmXWmGT1I-M

The Furious Force of Rhymes
Link: http://www.furiousrhymes.com/

Hip Hop: The New World Order
Link: http://www.hiphopisglobal.com/

Bomb It
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSXuAr8DD2U

Home Grown, Hip Life in Ghana
Link: http://hiplifemovie.com/

Hip Hop Colony (Kenyan Hip Hop)

Democracy in Dakar
Link: https://vimeo.com/channels/55357

Bouncing Cats (Ugandan Hip Hop)

I Love Hip Hop in Morocco

Fede Fokoi – 25 years of SA Hip Hop

Ni Wakati
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCh3OboSAag

Counting Headz (South African Hip Hop)
Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1548937/

Diamonds in the Rough (Ugandan Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yadeUhF-sc

United States of Africa, Beyond Hip Hop
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TxdlTqaEfoI

Link: http://www.fangafrika.com/

Hali Halisi (Tanzanian Hip Hop)
Link: http://www.africanhiphop.com/projects/documentary-hali-halisi/

Tunisia Hip Hop
Link: http://vimeo.com/50602365

Inventos (Cuban Hip Hop)
Link: http://www.clenchedfistproductions.com/inventos/

Estilo Hip Hop (Brazil, Chile & Cuban Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNM76ktJD90

Desde En Principio (Cuban Hip Hop)
Link: https://vimeo.com/107112530

Viva Cuba Libre: Rap is War (Cuban Hip Hop)
Link: https://vimeo.com/25536318

Frekuensia Kolombiana (Colombian Hip Hop)
Link: http://www.intermundos.org/frekuensiakolombiana1.htm

Rap Attack (French Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TawZQRXgibg

Hip Hop Diningrat, Java Hip Hop
Link: http://www.hiphopdiningrat.com/2010/02/hip-hop-ala-java/

Slingshot Hip Hop (Palestinian Hip Hop)
Link: http://www.slingshothiphop.com/about/

Walkmen (Rotterdam Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgbE4elT9vI

Mongolian Bling
Link: http://mongolianbling.com/

Open Mics, Greek Hip Hop
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANjTJI9OSTA

Follow your Heart (Chinese Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuElU6n46TI

Skip Hop (Australian Hip Hop)
Link: http://www.myspace.com/skiphopthedocumentary

The Rise of Lebanese Hip Hop
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sah0rI2mXsY

La Fabri_K (Cuban Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5gcuPLzBKY

Guerilla Radio (Cuban Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ6BhVRtgKI

Resistencia (Colombian Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r4b_Y7hE0Q

Rhythms and Rhymes (Greek Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_THF10-ly0

Black Book (Indonesian Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR-uaXSv2uY

Hip Hop is Bigger than the Occupation (Palestinian Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGvP0OREI2E

Hip Hop Eh (Canadian Hip Hop)
Link: https://vimeo.com/43618926

Dansk Stil (Danish Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RIQkUCAdWU

Unstoppable, The Roots of Hip Hop in London
Link: https://www.facebook.com/unstoppabledocumentary

The Pioneers (UK Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu9k60vv_iw

HipHopistan (Hip Hop in Istanbul)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SotEJ8XwtI

Hip Hop Storm (Taiwan Hip Hop)
Link: http://www.cnex.org.hk/campus_all.php?id=52&number=80min%20/%20HDV

East of Havana
Link: https://vimeo.com/55336629

Scratching the Surface (Japan)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm9VK16MmGU

Broken Records, The Rise of Arabic Hip Hop
Link: http://vimeo.com/20067860

Pizza, Pasta, Mafia, & Hip Hop (Italian)
Link: http://www.iitaly.org/bloggers/2921/linking-diaspora-musically

Sonita (Afghanistan)
Link: http://chickeneggpics.org/film/sonita/

Love, Props & the T-Dot, Toronto’s Hip Hop History
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52_M2SNI5sI

Shake the Dust
Link: http://www.shakethedust.org/

Afro Pop
Link: http://www.documentary.org/magazine/nbpc-adds-some-pop-summer





About IBMCs

IBMCs is a multimedia organisation working on various projects to expose and promote the phenomenon of worldwide Hip Hop culture. We have been researching, archiving, promoting and producing international Hip Hop since 1998.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s