Independent Lens (2005)

Independent Lens

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"Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes," by director Byron Hurt, examines musical portraits of sexism, masculinity and homophobia in hip-hop songs. The film includes interviews with hip-hop artists Mos Def and Busta Rhymes, and Def Jam Records founder Russell Simmons. Host: Terrence Howard.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International, Special Interest
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Written By: Byron Hurt
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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.

Full Review… | February 14, 2006
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.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Film Threat

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