Can't Stop Won't Stop is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created. Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement. In a post-civil rights era defined by deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop crystallized a multiracial, polycultural generation's worldview, and transformed American politics and culture. But that epic story has never been told with this kind of breadth, insight, and style. Based on original interviews with DJs, b-boys, rappers, graffiti writers, activists, and gang members, with unforgettable portraits of many of hip-hop's forebears, founders, and mavericks, including DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, and Ice Cube, Can't Stop Won't Stop chronicles the events, the ideas, the music, and the art that marked the hip-hop generation's rise from the ashes of the 60's into the new millennium.
Can’t Stop Won’t Stop A Bad Boy Story (Full Movie)
Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story () - IMDb
The documentary alternates deftly between the history of Combs and the label — told via voiceovers, interviews, and copious archival footage — and the hectic, stressful buildup toward the show, rehearsals for which took place in a giant soundstage outside Philadelphia. The footage representing the past is usually in color; the present in a nourish black and white. There are cameos from music stars who played pivotal roles in Bad Boy history: Blige, longtime friend and fellow up-from-the-streets mogul Jay Z, contemporary and occasional collaborator Nas. And hovering over the entire proceedings like a benevolent spirit is the artist to whom Combs essentially owes his entire career and myth, The Notorious B. Also appearing, presumably because the doc will premiere on Apple Music, is Jimmy Iovine, who seemingly has a contract that requires him to appear in every documentary about a platinum artist made in the past five years. But then the parallel tracks pick up again, and Diddy relaunches himself as a solo artist paying tribute to his friend with the No. The tension peaks as the show begins, a mic fails and a distraught Combs is depicted backstage amid voiceovers about how hard on himself he is , but then the triumphant concert ensues in ultra-slow motion — this segment is actually not accompanied by music performed at the concert.
Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story
Frannie Kelley. Bad Boy Records and its founder, Sean "Diddy" Combs , helped shape much of what we take for granted in pop culture: Bigger is better, reaching for money and power is nothing to be ashamed of, everybody wants to be a millionaire. The new documentary Can't Stop Won't Stop , available on Apple Music June 25, tells the label's story around a concert that reunited some of its stars last year.