Excellent documentary. Very successfully gets across the art and spirituality at the heart of improvised hip-hop. Also provides great context, with comments from proto-rappers the Last Poets and brief footage of hip-hop pioneer Kool Herc, ‚??freestying‚?? African-American preachers, and free-jazz legend John Coltrane. This doc not only seamlessly traces the stronger roots of hip-hop, but it offers some good battle footage, too. Highly recommended to fans -- but particularly to those two or three people out there who still refuse to see rapping and DJing as art forms.