Last week, Detroit rapper Danny Brown released 12.12.08, a documentary from 2009 that chronicled his steady hustle in the D's hip-hop scene. While the film felt slightly dated, it certainly captured a moment for Danny, back when he still had braids and a generally different rap style, a far cry from his latest hipster-friendly days as an artist signed to Fool's Gold. Danny's documentary wasn't the first of its kind, though, as plenty of rappers through the years have taken to the format in an effort to chronicle a tour, moment or behind-the-scenes look at their lives. Here we've compiled our 10 favorite documentaries about rappers. Click through to check them out.

Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel - 2Pac (2002)

In this touching, biographical documentary about Pac, the film's directors expertly capture the politics, music and life of Tupac Shakur. Thug Angel is mostly made up of archival footage and interviews with the late rapper's family and friends, making this a must-watch for his many fans.

Anger Management Tour: All Access Europe - Eminem (2002) 

By 2002, Eminem's global notoriety reached an all-time high, making for a truly surreal documentary that chronicled his Anger Management Tour hitting Europe. The film features appearances from D12, Dido, Marilyn Manson and Xzibit, and is truly mesmerizing.

Fade To Black - Jay Z (2004) 

In this celebration of what was supposed to be his "final" LP, Jay Z took fans behind the scenes of the making of The Black Album and Hov's epic show at Madison Square Garden. With appearances from everyone from Kanye West to Diddy, this was an exciting must-see for any fan of Jay's.

Rock The Bells - Wu-Tang Clan (2004)

In this riveting chronicle of Chang Weisberg's first-ever Rock The Bells Festival, the show promoter tries to do the impossible and pull together all the members of the Wu-Tang Clan for a reunion show. While the guys have been more willing to reunite in recent years (like at Coachella earlier this year), this was the last time the entire original lineup took the stage together, as ODB died just months after the doc was filmed.

Dave Chappelle's Block Party - Kanye West, Mos Def, The Fugees (2006)

Just when fans had given up on ever seeing The Fugees get back together, Dave Chappelle, who had recently fallen upon a major hip-hop kick, pulled together The Fugees, The Roots, Mos Def and a young Kanye West for one of the best and funniest concert films ever.

Notorious B.I.G.: Bigger Than Life - The Notorious B.I.G. (2007)

In this moving documentary that was released in the 10th anniversary year of Big Poppa's death, Big Daddy Kane Diddy narrates the story of Biggie and his importance to hip-hop. Method Man, Easy Mo Bee, Raekwon and Common all swing through for interviews about the late, great Brooklyn MC.

2 Turntables And A Microphone: The Life And Death Of Jam Master Jay - Jam Master Jay (2008)

Released six years after his untimely death, 2 Turntables delves into the illustrious life and mysterious death of Run-D.M.C.'s longtime DJ, Jam Master Jay. Though his murder was and continues to be unsolved, the film celebrates Jay's impact on the game and features interviews with Rev Run, Russell Simmons, Ja Rule, 50 Cent and LL Cool J, among others.

The Carter - Lil Wayne (2009) 

Despite a promising concept and exceptional access granted to its directors, The Carter  documentary never really got to fans in the right way. Before its release, Lil Wayne and his camp brought legal action against the film's directors and made sure it never saw the light of day. But for those who did get to see it, The Carter provided amazing insight into the life of Carter III-era Wayne. Spoiler alert: there's a lot of syrup.

Beats, Rhymes & Life - A Tribe Called Quest (2011) 

As a lifelong fan of Tribe, actor/director Michael Rapaport took it upon himself to craft a documentary about the crew in 2011. Though he is granted lengthy interviews with Phife, Ali and Q-Tip, the hope of fans watching the doc is a reunion of the trio, though that never fully comes to fruition. Still, it's a great study on how friendly and professional relationships can deteriorate so severely.

12.12.08 - Danny Brown (2013)

While Danny is no stranger to the media or video interviews, with 12.12.08, he gives fans a close-up look at his life pre-fame. The hour-long doc features live concert footage as well as an in-depth interview with Brown about new music and being from the D.