What's work without a product?
James Brown answered this decades ago.
And who are we to argue with the Godfather?
Below is just a lil sample of what we're up to.
CHOPPED AND SCREWED
Born Robert Earl Davis Jr., in Smithville, Texas, DJ Screw went from local legend to global star on the back of his Screwed sound.
Twenty years after his untimely death, Screw's influence can be heard in hip-hop and pop, from Drake to Justin Bieber. Chopped and Screwed will be the first documentary made with his family's permission, and will finally bring the Texas legend to the screen.
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Narrated by one of hip-hop’s greatest producers, DJ Premier, The Realness is the ultimate insider’s account of New York’s most vital and infamous studios. And a first hand account of how the studio and a whole era of hip-hop came undone. Executive produced by DJ Premier and Kareem Biggs" Burke, interviews with hip-hop icons Nas and Jay-Z have already been filmed.
D&D STUDIOS AND THE BIRTH OF BOOM BAP
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Scarborough Boys candidly unpacks class, race, economics, and hockey culture, via the lives of a brotherhood of Black hockey pros who all grew up in Toronto’s Scarborough suburb.the world suddenly turned to America’s neighbour just north of the 49th parallel and wondered - would weed change everything? NHL-ers Wayne Simmonds and Anthony Stewart act as executive producers on the project.
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Through interviews with the "Stans" and the stars they worship, Stans will unpack some of the most compelling and impactful stories about fans, and how their dedication — sometimes inspiring, sometimes terrifyingly obsessive — has changed the world and our understanding of pop culture. Stans is a co-production with Republic Records, home of Nicki Minaj, Drake, Ariana Grande, and many more.
INSIDE THE MINDS OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST FANS
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A co-production with Vice Studios, The Infamous, digs into the cracks of hip-hop history to uncover the sordid stories behind the culture’s most infamous moments. Using interviews, archival, and stylish recreations, we’ll immerse viewers in these sinister stories in a real and raw way.
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A co-production with Republic Records (owned by brothers Avery and Monte Lipman), Moguls multi-season doc series, of the history of money and music. From the barons who run the industry, to the mavericks and unsung heroes who moved the culture, the series will challenge what it means to be a mogul.
THE TRUE HISTORY OF MONEY & MUSIC
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EAT THE RICH
The world’s billionaires have doubled in the past decade and are richer than 60 per cent of the global population.
How did they get there? Should they exist? Can you be one? This 8 part series examines the secrets, myths and controversies around the billionaire class.
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RUN IT BACK
As expansive and historic as R&B is, documentation of its artists pales in comparison to that of other genres. That’s where Run It Back comes into play: through the series, we tell the stories of how household must-haves like D’Angelo’s Brown Sugar, Usher’s Confessions, and Erykah Badu’s Baduizm were made, and what it is that makes them such bonafide, tried-and-true
classics. A fresh take on music docs, Run It Back uses direct-to-lens, verite-follows
and “reacts” with stars, and combines it with archive, music, and scenic fan interviews, Run It Back does the serious business of defining a canon in an energetic, honest, and celebratory style.
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Based on the visual style of Gangster Doodles, MEGA, is a gritty animation of an alternate present, set during a time of deep civil unrest and radically shifting political tides, on the cusp of global catastrophe, as a mass exodus sends shockwaves through Mega City's vast criminal underworld.
With tensions over shifting gang territory escalating into a bloodbath of turf wars, an unsuspecting teenage basketball phenom finds himself locked in the cross hairs, ready to raise hell in pursuit of the criminal empire that secretly killed his father and side swiped his high flying hoop dreams.
Mixtape Wars is a twenty episode deep dive into the history of hip-hop's worst kept secret—the mixtape. A staple of the street, mixtapes have always been the pulse of the culture. But they've also always been illegal, and anything that operates outside the law will eventually attract drama.
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For a century, it was only a pipe dream. But when Canada announced its groundbreaking plan to legalize recreational cannabis coast to coast,
the world suddenly turned to America’s neighbour just north of the 49th parallel and wondered - would weed change everything? Produced in collaboration with Shed Creative.