Complex Magazine: Hip Hop — Magnum Opus Series

In 2013, Complex Magazine began their online series ‘Magnum Opus’ chronicling the creation of some of hip hop’s greatest classics. These mini-documentaries include behind-the-scenes moments, insights and anecdotes about such classic songs as T.R.O.Y. by Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth, Rock the Bells by LL Cool J, Patiently Waiting by 50 Cent, The Light by Common, as well as others. The series can be found on Youtube and examples can be viewed after the jump.

According to, “Magnum Opus celebrates the origin and cultural impact of music’s greatest songs through the eyes of the creators as well as the peers who bore witness to the birth of a classic.”

To view the entire series, click here to visit

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