GenreDocumentary, Music ProducerMichael Tollin CountryUnited States
Release dateAugust 20, 1995 CastKurtis Blow (Himself), Sean Combs (Himself), Snoop Dogg (Himself), Dr. Dre (Himself), Warren G. (Himself), Method Man (Himself) Similar moviesSean Combs appears in The Show and Rhyme & Reason
TaglineWhat Happens On Stage Is Only Half The Story!
1995 hip hop documentary the show
The Show is a 1995 American documentary film about hip hop music. It was directed by Brian Robbins and featured interviews with some of hip hop's biggest names. Def Jam founder Russell Simmons stars in and narrates the film. The film grossed $1,482,892 in its opening weekend and $2,702,578 during its theatrical run.
A soundtrack consisting entirely of hip hop was released on August 15, 1995 by Def Jam Recordings. The soundtrack was very successful, peaking at 4 on the Billboard 200 and 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and was certified platinum on October 16, 1995.