Boasting a hip-hop aesthetic and a devotion to music ranging from the 1970s to the new millennium, Gunnin' for That #1 Spot reveals its director's roots as a member of the Beastie Boys. Adam Yauch, the creative force behind many of the rap trio's videos, turns his attention to a basketball game in his native New York. Gunnin' for That #1 Spot introduces the gifted and hardworking players, their backgrounds and features enough dunks and jaw-dropping moves to impress even the most seasoned basketball fan. Yauch's music video work shows in this film's style, and Gunnin' for That #1 Spot has a stellar soundtrack exactly as good as one expects from Yauch. Funk from the 1 970s, old school rap rap from the '90's, and even the genre-bending sounds of M.I.A. are perfect background music for the physical feats that Yauch was able to capture.