Do you consider yourself to be a bit of a Hip Hop Head? Are you always on the lookout for tasty trivia tidbits? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you might want to check out some of these Hip Hop documentaries!

Don’t know where to start? Worry not! We’ve gone ahead and curated a list of five of our favourite documentaries and doco-series that are well worth your time.

5) Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell

Biggie Smalls remains one of the most iconic figures in Hip Hop culture for a reason. Check out this documentary to get an insight into his tragically short life, featuring interviews with friends and family, and rare behind the scenes footage of the Notorious one.

4) Dave Chapelle’s Block Party

A bit of a throwback, but definitely well worth your time, this modern classic stars (and was written by!) comedy legend Dave Chapelle.  The doco follows Chapelle throwing an epic block party in NYC during the summer of 2004 and features acts including Kanye West (back when he was just a College Dropout), Mos Def and The Roots.

3) Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly


The doco takes us back to 2014 – and tracks Scott’s meteoric rise to success with the release of his third studio album, ‘Astroworld’.  Featuring backstage and home video footage, the film provides new insights into Scott the artist, but also, Scott the father, and is a must for any fan!

2) Style Wars

If you’re after something a little more old-school, this could be just the thing. Focusing on the burgeoning Hip Hop scene in early 80s NYC, ‘Style Wars’ has a predominant focus on the graffiti scene, but also touches on rap and break-dancing. The perfect doco to buff up on your Hip Hop history!

1)  The Defiant Ones

Chronicling the partnership between Dr. Dre and Jimmy Lovine, this epic four-part series charts the incredible impact the two men had not just on Hip Hop… but modern culture itself! Includes interviews with heavy hitters including Eminem, Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar and Nas. Well worth your time!