After 10 years, Backstage is still one of the most candid behind the scenes looks at life on tour in hip-hop. Watch the whole movie below.
It’s fascinating to go back and look at the likes of DMX, Method Man, Redman, Ja Rule and Jay-Z in the earlier stages of their careers. Even more insightful is the look at Damon Dash, Jay-Z’s infamous partner in crime in building Roc-A-Fella Records. Some of his exchanges vividly depict the aggression with which he held down the Roc, but it was likely that same tenacity that ultimately drove a wedge between him and Jay-Z. Whatever the case may be, Backstage provides the type of access to some of rap’s legends that would never be granted today.