New Jersey has contributed a lot to the origins and growth of hip-hop with some of the biggest names coming out of the Garden State. It is undisputed that hip-hop was born in the Bronx, but when it comes to commercial success the first to achieve that accolade were from Dirty Jerz. The Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight,” was the biggest commercial record at the time, and those NJ natives set off a ripple affect that is felt today.
Hip-Hop documentarian and fellow NJ native, Ray Landski put together one of the illest hip-Hop documentaries, highlighting a handful of jersey’s biggest names over the last 20 years. Artists like Redman, Naughty By Nature, Lords of The Underground, Joe Budden and many more were all featured.
The documentary recently won for ‘Best Documentary’ at the Newark International Film Festival. Watch the trailer below.
You can catch the next full viewing of ‘U Gotta Respect The Legends of Hip-Hop Legacy’ on October 23rd in Plainfield NJ. Stay Tuned for more details.