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Beef (2003)





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This direct-to-video documentary from filmmaker Peter Spirer, the man behind 2002's Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel, delves into the many on-the-mic feuds that have been an integral part of the world of hip-hop over the years. Narrated by Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction), Beef includes archival footage that traces rap battles from the early days when they existed solely in songs to more contemporary times when the quarrels spilled into real-life, leading to violent confrontations and several dead MCs. Interviews with rap figures such as Jay-Z, Snoop Dog, Tupac, Ice Cube, Ja Rule, Russell Simmons, and Kool Moe Dee serve to offer first-hand accounts of some of the most well-known hip-hop squabbles in music history.

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Outdated documentary/history lesson about the spirit of friendly competition in Hip Hop in the days of old, and real hostility that stems from many personal issues in today's musical landscape. 50 Cent comes off lame as fuck here. Nothing much to say otherwise, except it's surprisingly slick and delves a lot deeper into the role of mainstream media than I expected.

Lester Yabut
Lester Yabut

Very informative "documentary" that gave me a better understanding of the beefs between certain rappers I used to listen to

Remi Logan
Remi Logan

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There is alot that goes on behind the scenes in Hip-Hop. This film reveals the motivation behind some the greatest songs in Hip-Hop history. I recommend you see each movie.

Emeka Watson
Emeka Watson

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