Kartoon - Confessions of a Made Man
Confessions of a Made Man is an auto-biographical documentary on the early history of Maine's Hip Hop Legend and Pioneer, Kartoon (now known as Big Toon from the band Northern Lights.)
Dual Legacy President, Jonathan Lippe conducts the interview in this controversial tell-all about Toon's pre-Northern Lights career as a solo rap artist.
This exclusive no-holds-barred interview chronicles the first 10 albums of Toon's career from his first album "Element of Surprise" all the way to his tenth album "King of the City."
Also on this DVD, Northern Lights front-man Noxa pays a special visit to recollect his thoughts on the "Blowin It Up" collabo album he recorded in '02-'03 with Toon.
Thousands of never-seen-before pictures and vintage behind the scenes video footage is on this 10-part DVD.
Hear the story straight from the source about how it all went down in Maine between the years '02-'08.
1. Element of Surprise
2. Skool of Hard Knocks
3. Glory 2 Gutter
4. Blowin It Up
5. The Nation
6. 3 Steps Ahead
7. State of Emergency
8. Ladiez Night
9. Echo Four
10. King of the City
Written, Directed, Edited, and Produced By: Jonathan Lippe and Dylanger Kay
Starring: Dylanger Kay, Jonathan Lippe, Ryan Durgin
Dual Legacy Entertainment 2011
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Top customer reviews
While there is a slight cheese/campy factor to the video, it turns out to be a very engaging conversation between the on-screen personalities. You'll get a great glimpse into the mind and history of Kartoon, member of Northern Lights Nation.
The DVD chronicles his early beginnings of his first album "State of Emergency" all the way to his 10th album "King of the City".
If you were a fan of his first 10 albums, this DVD is a must-have to get the inside story on what was going on during each of those albums. Noxa is also on the DVD for the discussion on the album "Blowin It Up".
It's hard to pick a favorite segment of the 10 on here, because each has it's own personality, but, I'd say The Dream Team review was probably the funniest, the Solid State of Emergency and 3 Steps Ahead were the most emotional and the Echo Four segment was most enjoyable. The surprise guest appearance of Noxa on the DVD was nice too. The only thing that would have made this a perfect DVD would be if there was an interview with Cam Carl, but it wouldn't have made much sense, other than if Cam was on the review for King of the City, or the fact that he appeared in the Dream Team music video for "Everything He Is Not".
What also the DVD lacked was coverage for the rest of the pre-NLN albums such as Ziplock EP, Live From Rumors, SOE Volume 2, and History Lesson, but I understand those couldn't be included because of the natural space limitation of DVDs and it would've just been way too long.
I'm looking forward to when Northern Lights Nation comes out with their own home video DVD.
If you are new to Kartoon, and wanted to get just one album that defines this DVD, I would say to get "Kartoon - History Lesson". That's his greatest hits for this era, and can be thought of as the Soundtrack to this DVD.