Hip-Hop Documentary Watch: Cypress Hill, ODB Projects Coming Up

Submitted by notoriousclassics on Mon, 04/04/2022 - 16:27
L-R: Cypress Hill, Ol' Dirty Bastard

If you love learning about hip-hop history, there's a few documentaries coming your way you'll want to hear about.

Showtime has prepped a new film about Cypress Hill called Insane in the Brain. An in-depth profile of the East L.A. hitmakers, it'll focus on their groundbreaking multiplatinum successes and contributions to West Coast hip-hop and culture, from the proud Latino roots of vocalists B-Real and Sen Dog and longtime percussionist Eric Bobo to their unyielding advocacy for legalizing marijuana. Featuring interviews with all the key members of the group (including former turntablist DJ Muggs) as well as friends and luminaries like Ice T, Chuck D and Cheech & Chong, Insane in the Brain premieres (when else?) on April 20.

Additionally, A&E Networks recently announced production on a "definitive" look at the life and career of Wu-Tang Clan's Ol' Dirty Bastard, tentatively scheduled as part of their long-running Biography program. Directed by father-son documentarians Sam and Jason Pollard, the feature will focus on ODB's solo career, which tragically ended with an accidental overdose, just two days before his 36th birthday. Dirt's widow, Icelene Jones, will serve as executive producer and will also grant access to a large personal archive of never-before-seen footage as well as interviews with close friends and family. A release date has