From New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and North Carolina, this follow-up to Ball Above All takes it to the streets to bring home more hard-core footage of rim-grabbing dunks and legerdemain ball-... more »handling and passing. Fast-forward through brief segments hosted by rapper DJ Whoo Kid about "Hoop Honeys," Kobe Bryant, and various product placements to get to the main event: awesome clips from playground contests, invitational tournaments, and prep games. As with Ball Above All, this approximately 45-minute video pulsates to an authentic rap and hip-hop soundtrack (obscenities edited), and there is gratuitous, albeit fleeting, T&A (no nudity). What it lacks in slick packaging and marquee superstars, Ballin' Outta Control more than makes up for in street cred, with footage of local heroes such as Sebastian Telfair and LeBron James, who astound with their Matrix-like moves on the court. --Donald Liebenson« less
"I've seen all the ball dvd's out there and what I like about this tape was the variety of footage to check out. The tape is hosted by the infamous DJ Whoo Kid featuring raw hoop footage edited to 50 cent - that alone is sick- there is a small section on brooklyn's sebastian telfair and young ... kobe footage from high school- that was tight- the section with dj stretch armstrong is funny- the ... puerto rican princess at the end got me a lil chubby- I was feeling loose watching this tape-
I recommend this tape for those who live this-"
DA CHI REPRESENTIN'
DA LEGEND | CHICAGO | 07/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this dvd was tight you had a lot of great ballers on it. from the rising to KOBE the heir to AIR!!! you had the infamous IIT from da CHI, you had the RUCKERS' you had the up and coming ICKES' tournament. you had future stars Sabastien Telfair, Labron James, Sean Dockery watch out for the Dukies. Dajaun Wagner. The Paul Mcphearson dunk from the free throw and the blocked shot at the top of the sqaure were sick and much more if your from Da CHI you gotta check this out we are truely represented we need a little Will Bynum, Luther Head, Ronnie Fields and Michael Hermon to make this complete though but this is gonna make you get the nextt one holla back!!!! remember the last two years we been givin it to New YORK!!!!! JAY WILL is HERE NOW!!!"
Sweet b-ball footage
DA LEGEND | 08/13/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"i thought this video was pretty sweet!,but the hosts were actually a little boring.it seemed like they were trying to waste film in between the parts,ya know what im sayin,.but over all the basketball footage was awesome"
DA LEGEND | 04/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Kobe Bryant doing a 360 dunk in high school! Antoin Walker playing pick up, highlights from Rucker Park in NYC, this tape is better than Ball Above All. The highlights are better. Dujuan Wagner will be in the league in about 6 months and his moves on here are ridiculous.Let's not even talk about the beats. I liked Ball Above All when it came out, but it has nothing on Ballin' from striclty a sounds point. This ...is the bomb. Amazon.com should sell the soundtrack."
zeo2k | Mattapan, MA United States | 05/04/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD was a waste! It was unorganized, the moves were wack, and I couldnt stand the host. The DVD kept drifting on to other topics besides basketball that I didnt give a damn about---like the host's car, how rapper 50 Cent got shot, etc. Then they had a tribute to Kobe who I'm not a fan of @ all. They had some dudes talking about how great Kobe is and you can CLEARLY see that they were getting paid to say that cause the way they expressed themselves looked like they could have cared less for Kobe. The ONLY good thing about this DVD was this HOT chick that they interviewed who was an adult film actress (Straying for the topic of basketball again like I mentioned earlier). Truthfully, she was the only reason why I've had this DVD for so long (1 Month) and why I've given this movie 1 star. "Ball Above All" was a MUCH better DVD than this [piece]..."The NBA's 100 Greatest Plays" is better than both of them...And the AND1 DVD is hotter than all of 'em. "Ballin' Outta Control" is horrible AND ghetto! I'm about to sell this DVD right now..."