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10 Hip-Hop Movies You Need To See

Hip-Hop has definitely found its way into the spotlight of mainstream culture. If you think about it, some of the biggest stars in entertainment and social media all hail from the world of Hip-Hop. Na

Hip-Hop has definitely found its way into the spotlight of mainstream culture. If you think about it, some of the biggest stars in entertainment and social media all hail from the world of Hip-Hop. Names like Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre all started off in the world of rap, but now, they are major personalities in the celebrity realm.

Lately, Hip-Hop is even taking over the Hollywood scene. This past summer, the movie Straight Outta Compton was released, and surprisingly, it made a ton of money at the box office. In honor of the breakthrough success of the movie, we compiled a list of 10 Hip-Hop movies you really need to check out. Read on below...

10 8 Mile

via drafthouse.com

9 Wild Style

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8 Get Rich or Die Trying

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7 Belly

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6 Notorious

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5 Breakin’

via cinemum.net

4 Paid In Full

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3 Straight Outta Compton

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2 House Party

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1 Hustle & Flow

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It’s a common narrative with some of the biggest stars in the Hip-Hop industry. Before they picked up the microphone and started rhyming, they were usually involved in some type of illegal and criminal activity. This same story is captured in a very heartfelt manner in the 2005 movie Hustle And Flow. It stars Terrence Howard as a pimp who is trying to transform the trials and tribulations of his street life into a lucrative rap career. The film earned Howard an Oscar nomination for Best Actor and the Memphis Hip-Hop group Three 6 Mafia (featured on the soundtrack) won the Oscar award for Best Song.

 

Sources: <strong> </strong>variety.com, boxofficemojo.com, ranker.com

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