Mike Tyson and Big Daddy Kane both have documentaries coming out this year.
These 2 Brooklyn born guys were household names while I was growing up. I remember my cousin's and I would watch all of the Tyson fights and go wild! We even shared a video cassette of his best knock outs. And ohhh Big Daddy Kane...this rap icon...I remember him being so smooth and so cute. I'd really like to see what these guys are up to now and what they've done w/ allllll that money.
Tyson is a documentary film directed/written by James Toback about the life of former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. The film had a special screening at Cannes Film Festival 2008 and received a standing ovation. It was also screened at The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival. The film makes its US debut at the currently ongoing Sundance Film Festival. Tyson himself recalls the days when he was nobody and how he rose from the streets, signed a contract to be trained and ended up with phenomenal success as a multi world champion. He shares the stories of both his rise, and his fall. Sony Pictures Classics will release the film in theaters on April 24, 2009.
When it comes to hip hop, there are only a handful of people that truly deserve to be called legends. In BDK, we learn the story of one of hip hop's most notable legends, Big Daddy Kane. From music to fashion, Kane has always been a quintessential figure of the Golden Era of hip hop. In this documentary, directed by Anthony Marshall (co-founder of Lyricist Lounge), Kane talks about his years growing up as a kid in New York, his life in the rap game, his influence on fashion and his lyrical superiority.