• Backstage (2000)


Release Date: September 8th, 2000

DVD Release Date: February 13th, 2001

R |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

An exclusive invite to experience the uncensored raw energy and behind-the-scenes reality of one of hip hop's most exciting and historic multi-artist tours: the star-studded 1999 Hard Knock Life Tour fearing headliners Jay-Z and DMX along with Method Man, Redman, Ja Rule and Beanie Sigel, as well as rap's blazing femme fatale, Amil. This is an eye-opening inside look at backstage life on the hip-hop road.

Cast: Jay-Z , Method Man , Redman , Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek, DJ Clue, Amil, Ja Rule

Director: Chris Fiore

Genres: Documentary , Music

Production Co: Dimension Films, Island Def Jam Music Group, Roc-a-Fella Records

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Jonathan ForemanNew York Post

    There are times when the urban dialect is so thick, you wish the film came with subtitles.

  • 55
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    On the whole, this documentary is best-suited to hardcore fans.

  • 50
    Jami BernardNew York Daily News

    While their often-unclothed bodies are visible, their faces are replaced with digital "buttons" saying things like "Your ad here." show more

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