Gunnin' for That No. 1 Spot

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Gunnin' for That #1 Spot
Gunnin Movie Poster.jpg
Directed byAdam Yauch
Produced byAdam Yauch
Jon Doran
StarringJerryd Bayless
Michael Beasley
Tyreke Evans
Donté Greene
Brandon Jennings
Kevin Love
Kyle Singler
Lance Stephenson
Edited byNeal Usatin
Remi Gletsos
Julian Ong
Distributed byOscilloscope Laboratories
Release date
  • June 27, 2008 (2008-06-27)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

Gunnin' for That #1 Spot is a 2008 documentary film directed by Adam Yauch, founding member of the Beastie Boys. The movie premiered at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival in April 2008 and opened in theaters June 27, 2008.


The film follows 8 of the top high school basketball players in the US at the time of filming, in 2006. The plot centers around the first annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 Hoops Classic at the legendary Rucker Park in Harlem.

By 2009, six of the eight players had joined NBA teams.

By 2011, all eight players were on NBA teams, with Kyle Singler being the last one drafted and the only one to win an NCAA Championship, which he won while playing for Duke University in 2010.



  1. "Lucifer" by Jay-Z
  2. "My First Song" by Jay-Z
  3. "Dirt Off Your Shoulders" by Jay-Z
  4. "Politickin'" by Beastie Boys
  5. "Freaky Hijiki" by Beastie Boys
  6. "Brothers on the Slide" by Cymande
  7. "Running Away" by Roy Ayers
  8. "Hollywood Swinging" by Kool and the Gang
  9. "Cissy Strut" by The Meters
  10. "Number One Spot" by Ludacris
  11. "Looking for the Perfect Beat" by Afrika Bambaataa
  12. "Halftime" by Nas
  13. "Funky Soul" by David Batiste
  14. "Amazon" by M.I.A.
  15. "Pull up the People" by M.I.A.
  16. "Boon Dox" by EPMD
  17. "My Lifestyle" by Fat Joe
  18. "Beasley is a Beastie" by Beastie Boys
  19. "LTD" by Beastie Boys
  20. "The Panda Rat" by Beastie Boys
  21. "Hate it or Love it" by The Game
  22. "Jump Around" by House of Pain
  23. "Straight Outta Compton" (extended mix) by N.W.A
  24. "By the Time I get to Arizona" by Public Enemy
  25. "Rock the Mic" by Beanie Sigel & Freeway
  26. "Root Down & Get it" by Jimmy Smith
  27. "Let's do it Again" by The Staple Singers
  28. "Pump it Up" by Joe Budden
  29. "Friday the 13th" from the Friday the 13th series



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