Complex magazine has been around for a while, much like Vice and FACT etc… it's a web based Pop Culture magazine that is full of goodies for your 20-50 year olds. (yeah i realise that's a massive demographic).
Anyway, they've been running this series "Magnum Opus" which essentially breaks down a classic hip hop track and interviews the people around the track and the making of it. They've done “Talib Kweli – I get by”, “Special Ed – I got it made” and now they've done Pete Rock & CL Smooth’ss - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y).
This is quite possibly one of the most beautiful Hip Hop records ever made, from the lyrical content to the stunning beat by Pete Rock it's really got everything. It's a track that when ever it's played everyone in the room knows what it is, even if they don't like Hip Hop.
The documentary is good, it's 10 minutes long and kind of like a mini Rock Family Trees (which i really need to revisit) or a one track 33 1/3 book. It covers the background behind the lyrics and making of the song, how Pete Rock built the beat and what the track means to a lot of people….. it's a lot to cover in 10 minutes but they manage it.