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Baller Blockin: 7 Independent Hood Rap Movies

We have the post-holiday blues today. Part of it is because we ate too much bread pudding and drank four bottles of Andre champagne. The other part is because, for yet another Christmas, we didn't get Baller Blockin in our stocking. By now we thought we'd be curled up in bed, watching hood DVD's with our last Andre bottle.

Maybe the truest DIY hood classics are a lost art form. In high school we could have picked up a copy of Baller Blockin PLUS a bootleg copy of a new theatrical release outside of the Exxon on Fondren and the Beltway. Now they're impossible to find. And we're not talking about the hood classics like Belly, In Too Deep, or State Property -- those movies had professional scriptwriters and were actually released in theaters. The filmography we're referring to consists of the straight-to-DVD-or-bootleg-disc classics.

We've put together a list of some of our favorite hip-hop industry flicks -- keep in mind that most of these are full of bad acting and poor production. You can even see the boom mic in a few shots.

Some of the videos attached are clips, but most are parts from each movie. Apparently you can actually watch all of these movies in full on YouTube, as long as you take it in doses. We think you might be able to get the gist of them in one.

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Allison Wagoner