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Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes

Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes (2005)

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Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes provides a riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture. Director Byron Hurt, former star college quarterback, longtime hip-hop fan, and gender violence prevention educator, conceived the documentary as a "loving critique" of a number of disturbing trends in the world of rap music. He pays tribute to hip-hop while challenging the rap music industry to take responsibility for glamorizing destructive, deeply conservative stereotypes of

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Although he occasionally errs on the side of overstating the obvious, filmmaker Byron Hunt offers some provocative morsels of food for though.

February 14, 2006 Full Review Source: Variety
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Hurt asks all the right questions regarding these social issues in the scene but many times, the answers come up short. It's a fascinating subject rarely explored in the depth this short documentary submerges in.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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February 2, 2006:
SUNDANCE: Interview with "Beyond Beats and Rhymes" Director Byron Hurt
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January 26, 2006:
SUNDANCE: "Beyond Beats and Rhymes" Review
Hip-Hop Documentary Questions the Future of Music at Sundance. Sexism and violence do not...

Foreign Titles

  • Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Hip-Hop Head Weighs in on Manhood in Hip-Hop Culture (DE)
  • Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes (UK)
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