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Black Wax

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Documentary Musical 19831h 19mOn: Fandor 

Gil Scott-Heron, one of rap's earliest (and unfortunately unknown) pioneers, gets his full due in Black Wax, the 1982 documentary recently reissued on video. Interspliced between performance footage of Scott-Heron and his Midnight Band are vignettes of him walking around Washington D.C., spouting his views on then-President Reagan (dubbed "Ray-Gun") and generally dropping knowledge. The live performance features many of Scott-Heron's best-known hits, including "Johannesburg," "Winter in America," and "Angel Dust," among others. Warm, intelligent, and insightful throughout, Scott-Heron is clearly enjoying himself and the opportunity to espouse his views. A must for any fan of Scott-Heron's, and definitely worth a look for fans of the funkier jazz music of the mid to late 1970's.Black Wax featuring Gil Scott-Heron and Glen 'Astro' Turner is streaming on Fandor, available for rent or purchase on iTunes, and available for rent or purchase on Google Play. It's a documentary and musical movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (114 votes).

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Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Google Play).

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#73,607 Ranked Movie

#1385 Ranked in Movies on Fandor

#3783 Ranked in Musical Movies

#4436 Ranked in Music Movies

Black Wax has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (114 votes). The movie is not at all popular with Reelgood users lately.

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