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Ian Brown: 'Kids should see rap films'

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Ian Brown: 'Kids should see rap films'

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Ian Brown has claimed that films detailing the lives of hip-hop stars should be shown in UK schools.

The former Stone Roses frontman said that the movies would provide inspiration to kids.

He explained that he had taken his son to watch the film Notorious and that he had been impressed with what he had seen.

In an interview with Mojo, the singer stated: "I think all kids should be made to watch the Biggie Smalls film, the Eminem story [8 Mile] and the 50 Cent film [Get Rich Or Die Tryin'].

"There's not enough about working-class kids getting on in life, the working class got cut out of history, and we can't let that happen.

"I met Biggie Smalls in September 1995 and it was mega. He was like something out of the Bible, talking in parables, and he looked like an old '20s jazz star. Some days I have to pinch myself that I met him."

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