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Video: BET's Chicago Rap Documentary - 'Murder To Excellence' [Full Doc]

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The 3-part BET documentary takes an in-depth look a what goes behind Chicago’s culture and hip-hop scene. BET puts a spotlight on the history of dangerous activity (as many news outlets have deemed the city a warzone) and sits down with some Chicago artists to discuss growing up and making music in the dangerous city. Part 1 has L.E.P. Bogus Boys, Sasha Go Hard, and King L (among others) give their personal accounts of what’s going on in the windy city and try to clear up some of the misconceptions regarding hip-hop’s violent subject matter. Part 2 has community leaders looking at problems and suggesting solutions and Part 3 shows the city’s youth giving some hope for the future. Some have felt that the doc provides a narrow or one-sided (dare we say sensationalist?) view of Chicago and its music scene but for those of us on the outside looking in, things do seem pretty crisis-mode in Chi-town lately. Watch and judge for yourself below.


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