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.
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