A hip hop spoof in the vein of ‘Spinal Tap’, ‘CB4’ has never been more relevant – or at least that’s what the purists would say. It follows four friends who decide to form a gangsta rap group loosely based on NWA. There’s just one problem: they’re not gangstas! Starring Chris Rock as MC Gusto and with cameos by Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Flavor Flav and Shaquille O’Neal, ‘CB4’ hilariously proves that you don’t need to be ‘real’ to rap or have any musical talent to be a musician.
The 2015 NWA movie ‘Straight Outta Compton’ has already become one of the biggest (and most controversial) films about hip hop – but is it one of the best rap movies ever? We’ve checked out the competition to put together this countdown of the greatest films documenting hip hop music and culture. Together they prove that the art of rap on screen goes way deeper than ‘Love and Hip Hop’.