Derrick Jones, the DJ, old-school rapper, beatboxer, and photographer better known by the moniker D-Nice, filmed some of hip-hop’s most notable artists from the old-school to the new school era and compiled them into an online documentary series entitled, True Hip-Hop Stories. From Monie Love to a homeless rapper from Brooklyn, watch as these artists explain the inspirations behind their classic songs, reveal some of their most memorable moments experiences, and discuss the state of hip-hop today.

Monie Love

Masta Ace

Special Ed


Cinderfella Dana Dane

Big Daddy Kane

Sadat X (of Brand Nubian)

Buckshot (of Black Moon)

Joe Ski Love

Lords of the Underground


Pharoahe Monch

The Homeless Emcee