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1. Fear of a Black Hat (1993)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of NWH, a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--hip-hop group.

Director: Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Larry B. Scott, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Rusty Cundieff, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 3,687 | Gross: $0.24M

2. Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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A documentary on rap music and its rise to global prominence.

Directors: Ice-T, Andy Baybutt | Stars: Ice-T, Dr. Dre, Chuck D, Snoop Dogg

Votes: 3,237 | Gross: $0.29M

3. BET Awards 2018 (2018 TV Special)

TV-14 | 180 min | Music

5.6
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Jamie Foxx returns to host BET's 18th annual event honoring top entertainers.

Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Anthony Anderson, Anita Baker, Bobby Brown

Votes: 13

4. Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music (2005– )

360 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Stars: Colin Salmon, James Brown, Solomon Burke, Jerry Butler

Votes: 90

5. Flava (1996– )

30 min | Music

6.8
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It was one of Channel four's most distinctive and evolving brands. Flava was the first black music series to showcase the best in urban music from rap to hip hop, from soul to garage and ... See full summary »

Stars: Kele Le Roc, Beverley Knight, Michelle Gayle, Hinda Hicks

Votes: 11

6. BET Awards 2014 (2014 TV Special)

TV-G | 180 min | Music

6.4
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The 14th BET Awards was hosted by Chris Rock and celebrated the achievements of African-Americans in television, films, music and sports. The event was held on June 29, 2014 at the Nokia ... See full summary »

Directors: Glenn Weiss, Jonte | Stars: Chris Rock, Ty Dolla $ign, Yolanda Adams, Jhené Aiko

Votes: 19

7. Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America (2017 TV Special)

TV-PG | 120 min | Music

8.0
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Dignitaries, actors, athletes and recording artists come together to celebrate African-American contributions around the world, and to commemorate the opening of Smithsonian's new National ... See full summary »

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Christina Aguilera, Angela Bassett, Mary J. Blige, Dave Chappelle

Votes: 5

8. BET Awards 2013 (2013 TV Special)

TV-G | 242 min | Music

7.2
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The 13th BET Awards was hosted by Chris Tucker and celebrated the achievements of African-Americans in television, films, music and sports. The event was held on June 30, 2013 at the Nokia ... See full summary »

Director: Jonte | Stars: Chris Tucker, 2 Chainz, Laila Ali, Tatyana Ali

Votes: 26

9. BET Awards 2011 (2011 TV Special)

TV-G | 180 min | Music

6.5
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The 11th BET Awards was hosted by Kevin Hart and celebrated the achievements of African-Americans in television, films, music and sports. The event was held on June 26, 2011 at the Shrine ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Beyoncé, Laz Alonso

Votes: 50

10. I Love a Bandleader (1945)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Music

5.9
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Director: Del Lord | Stars: Phil Harris, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Leslie Brooks, Walter Catlett

Votes: 32

11. BET Awards 2012 (2012 TV Special)

TV-G | 210 min | Family

6.5
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Frankie Beverly and Maze are presented the 2012 Cadillac Lifetime Archievement Award.

Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West

Votes: 30

12. BET Awards 2016 (2016 TV Special)

TV-G | 180 min | Music

4.7
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The 16th BET Awards was hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, and celebrated the achievements of African-Americans in television, films, music and sports. The event was held on ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Beyoncé, Lil Cory

Votes: 15

13. 2015 Soul Train Awards (2015 TV Special)

TV-G | 180 min | Music

5.9
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A music awards ceremony hosted by Erykah Badu that honored achievements made during 2014 by musicians of color. The event was held on November 29, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Stars: Erykah Badu, Marcia Adams, After 7, Flex Alexander

Votes: 7

14. BET Awards 2017 (2017 TV Special)

TV-G | 180 min | Family, Music

2.1
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The 17th BET Awards was hosted by Leslie Jones and celebrated the achievements of African-Americans in television, films, music and sports. The event was held on June 25, 2017 at the ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Leslie Jones, Tatiana Chipondaminga, Makeda Cyrus, Jamie Foxx

Votes: 13

15. BET Awards 2015 (2015 TV Special)

TV-G | 180 min | Family

5.5
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The 15th BET Awards was hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, and celebrated the achievements of African-Americans in television, films, music and sports. The event was held on ... See full summary »

Directors: Glenn Weiss, Jonte | Stars: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, 112, 2 Chainz

Votes: 26

16. 2009 Soul Train Awards (2009 TV Special)

TV-G | 120 min | Music

6.7
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A music awards ceremony hosted by Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, and honored achievements made during 2008 by musicians of color. The event was held on November 29, 2009 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Director: Manny Rodriguez | Stars: Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Erykah Badu, Fonzworth Bentley

Votes: 12

17. BET Awards 2009 (2009 TV Special)

TV-G | 180 min | Family

5.5
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The 9th BET Awards was hosted by Jamie Foxx and celebrated the achievements of African-Americans in television, films, music and sports. The event was held on June 28, 2009 at the Shrine ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Anthony Anderson, Tyra Banks, Travis Barker

Votes: 30

18. Soul Train Awards (2016 TV Special)

TV-G | 180 min | Music

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A music awards ceremony hosted by Erykah Badu and honored achievements made during 2015 by musicians of color. The event was held on November 6, 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada.

Stars: Erykah Badu, Anderson .Paak, Larry 'Jazz' Anthony, India Arie

19. 2014 Soul Train Awards (2014 TV Special)

TV-G | 180 min | Music

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A music awards ceremony hosted by Wendy Williams and honored achievements made during 2013 by musicians of color. The event was held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Director: Tony McCuin | Stars: Wendy Williams, Laila Ali, B.o.B., Durrell 'Tank' Babbs

20. The BET Honors 2011 (2011 TV Special)

TV-PG | 120 min | Music

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The annual BET Honors ceremony was hosted by Gabrielle Union and honored the contribution of African-American entertainers and dignitaries. The event was held at the Warner Theatre in ... See full summary »

Stars: Gabrielle Union, Yolanda Adams, Marsha Ambrosius, Durrell 'Tank' Babbs

21. A Tribute to Black Music Legends (1995 TV Special)

Music

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Star: Tom Carroll

22. Soul Train Awards Post Show (2016 TV Special)

TV-G | 21 min | Music

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The Post Show to the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards, hosted by Erica Ash with celebrity guests who analyzed the winners and losers, memorable acceptance speeches, and the celebrity fashion statements and mishaps from the event.

Director: Elon Johnson | Stars: Erica Ash, India Arie, Bell Biv DeVoe, Eric Benét

23. The Nation's Favourite Motown Song (2014 TV Movie)

Music

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Directors: John Piper, Sarah Hunt | Star: Pete Waterman

24. The Score... Bootleg Versions (1996 Video)

66 min | Music

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Director: Marc Smerling | Stars: Fugees, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers

25. Glastonbury 2015 (2015– )
Episode: Day 3: Part 1 (2015)

104 min | Music

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Live BBC Two coverage of Day 3, including a special performance from Songhoy Blues, Lionel Richie's set in full, plus Jo Whiley interviews Lionel backstage post-performance.

Director: Tom George | Stars: Lauren Laverne, Mark Radcliffe, Hozier, Songhoy Blues

26. Later... With Jools Holland (1992– )
Episode: Hip Hop Soul (2004)

Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Jools Holland, India Arie, Erykah Badu, Blackstreet

27. The A-Team (1983–1987)
Episode: The Heart of Rock N' Roll (1985)

TV-PG | 47 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.0
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As Rick James sings his soul to the devil, his music kills

Director: Tony Mordente | Stars: George Peppard, Dirk Benedict, Dwight Schultz, Mr. T

Votes: 165



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