20 Must-See Movies to Catch at SXSW 2017

From Charlize Theron kicking ass to music docs, midnight movies and the making of 'The Room' – what to see at the Austin-based film fest

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'G-Funk'
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'G-Funk'

Come back with us to the early 1990s, when a Long Beach rap trio called 213 (made up of Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Warren G) started making some noise, and a post-N.W.A Dr. Dre was holed up in the studio working on a solo joint. As anyone who's seen a history-of-rap-music doc knows, these guys are about to make history and change hip-hop. But filmmaker Karam Gill and a who's-who of West Coast heavy-hitter talking heads lay out how it all really went down when it came to crafting the mix of gangsta storytelling, laidback delivery and old-school grooves that made up the "G-Funk" style. From Snoop's superstardom to snippets of The Chronic's recording sessions to how Death Row Records squeezed Warren G out (and thus lead him to solo success), it's all here.


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