These Hip Hop Movies On Netflix includes films about graffiti, break-dancing, DJs, rapping, and common topics that rappers often rap about. These rap movies on Netflix include some of the best Black documentaries on Netflix.
1. Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell — Netflix Documentary (Available on March 1, 2021)
Featuring rare footage and in-depth interviews, this documentary celebrates the life of The Notorious B.I.G. on his journey from hustler to rap king. | Stream on Netflix
Judges Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. search for the next breakout hip-hop star in this music competition series. (Watch on Netflix)
A hip-hop producer gets tangled in organized crime when the gangster brother of his record label’s owner returns from exile to claim his share. (Watch on Netflix)
In their own words, hip-hop stars describe what defines them as artists and the effect they’ve had on culture beyond music. A new documentary series. (Watch on Netflix)
While crafting his Grammy-nominated album “Astroworld,” Travis Scott juggles controversy, fatherhood and career highs in this intimate documentary. | Stream on Netflix
6. The Get Down
The multi-talented Baz Luhrmann and a team of collaborators — Oscar-winner Catherine Martin, legendary MC Nas, Grandmaster Flash, Pulitzer-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, and hip-hop historian Nelson George — have created a music-driven drama that documents the emergence of a new art form.
Set in the late 1970s, when New York was at the brink of bankruptcy and disco was dying out, the rise of hip-hop is told through the lives, art, music and dance of a group of young people in the South Bronx. (Watch on Netflix)
An aspiring rapper and his best friend/manager have one night to bounce back from embarrassment and d make their dreams of hip-hop stardom come true. The After Party is an American film written and directed by Ian Edelman. The film stars Kyle Harvey, Harrison Holzer, Shelley Hennig, Teyana Taylor, Jordan Rock, Amin Joseph, Andy Buckley, and Blair Underwood. The film was released on August 24, 2018, by Netflix (Watch on Netflix)
A young woman dreams of making it big in the world of hip hop, but her parents demand that she finish her university degree. She dutifully agrees to complete her education, but her spoken word proves to have a powerful impact in the classroom. (Watch on Netflix)
A 13-year-old rapper focused on hip-hop stardom falls for a rebellious classmate after moving from the U.S. to Germany with his widowed father. (Watch on Netflix)
Three young, aspiring Indian rappers make their way in a cutthroat music industry, dreaming of fame, stardom and ultimate hip-hop domination. (Watch on Netflix)
New filmmaker Téo Frank travels the U.S. to create this documentary about underground hip-hop artists doing exceptional work outside the music industry. | Stream on Netflix
12. Roxanne Roxanne
The most feared battle emcee in the early 1980s in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenager from the Queensbridge projects.
At the age of 14, Roxanne Shanté was well on her way to becoming a hip-hop legend, as she hustled to provide for her family while defending herself from the dangers of the street. (Watch on Netflix)
Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay made a huge impact in music and his community. But friends and family still seek closure years after his unsolved murder. | Watch on Netflix
Rapper Snoop Dogg immerses himself in the Rastafarian culture and changes his name to Snoop Lion as he makes his first reggae album. | Watch on Netflix
The story of singer Chris Brown features new concert footage, behind-the-scenes access and interviews with Usher, Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled, Mary J. Blige, Mike Tyson, Rita Ora, Jamie Foxx, Terrence Jenkins and others. | Watch on Netflix
16. SAMPLE THIS
This doc traces the impact of the Incredible Bongo Band’s “Apache,” which played a key role in the birth of hip-hop after Kool Herc began sampling it. (Watch on Netflix)
When street vices keep them coming back, three prisoners make sense of their lives in a penitentiary – and beyond it — through rap. (Watch on Netflix)
In the ’90s, the explosive popularity of hip-hop music in Italy impacts the nation’s character while creating a new kind of renegade artist. (Watch on Netflix)
Ride along for a dramatized version of the real-life investigations into the murders of rap icons Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. (Watch on Netflix)
Hip-hop music first developed in the United States in the 1970s and has steadily grown in popularity in the decades since then.
This docuseries traces the genre’s dynamic evolution from the beginning through the 1990s. It starts with a look at artists — including Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash — who laid the foundation early on, and then moves on to other influential groups like Run-DMC and Public Enemy.
The show also explores differences in hip-hop on the East Coast compared to the West Coast. (Watch on Netflix)
On Chicago’s South Side, hip-hop prodigy August Monroe navigates crippling anxiety and new creative frontiers with the help of an unlikely mentor. (Watch on Netflix)
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