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20 Best Hip Hop Movies On Netflix

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.

jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy (Available February 16th, 2022, with three weekly episodes)

A landmark documentary event presented in three acts from Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah, jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy is an intimate and revealing portrait of Kanye West’s experience, showcasing both his formative days trying to break through and his life today as a global brand and artist. | Stream on Netflix

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

Rhythm + Flow

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)

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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)

Travis Scott: Look, Mom, I Can Fly

While crafting his Grammy-nominated album “Astroworld,” Travis Scott juggles controversy, fatherhood and career highs in this intimate documentary. | Stream on Netflix

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)

The After Party

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)

Love Beats Rhymes

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)

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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


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)


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 Evolution

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.

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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)


If you love all things hip hop, listen to this Audible Original featuring renowned music producer and performer Maejor with a free trial of Audible Plus:

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