Freestyle Reviews

  • Jan 15, 2012

    I LOVE this movie! The essence of hip-hop. It made ME want to freestyle each time I watched it. The historic overview provides a great intro to hip hop culture for neophytes AND those more familiar. Some of these relatively unknown underground freestylers are definitely dope! They speak off the top of the dome yet are worth hearing again!

    I LOVE this movie! The essence of hip-hop. It made ME want to freestyle each time I watched it. The historic overview provides a great intro to hip hop culture for neophytes AND those more familiar. Some of these relatively unknown underground freestylers are definitely dope! They speak off the top of the dome yet are worth hearing again!

  • Mar 16, 2011

    This documentary is good but it doesn't have enough rappers in it as well as info about it. It's good for what it is besides this, definetly worth checking out. 9/10

    This documentary is good but it doesn't have enough rappers in it as well as info about it. It's good for what it is besides this, definetly worth checking out. 9/10

  • Jan 21, 2010

    One of the best HipHop documentaries I've seen.

    One of the best HipHop documentaries I've seen.

  • Jul 26, 2009

    This one is just OK for the hip-hop documentaries. It really just focuses on the rhyming element and battles and flow, but segues a lot into just corner or stage battles or interviews with street legends. It tries to bring the essence of this one element and how important it is (which it is), but it doesn?t expound as it should and name drops many MCs without giving us more about what they brought up. In the meantime, download Del?s latest LP for free from his site. Even in Apple Lossless. Again, endorsed by the artist himself ? as he?s giving the music away. He?s one of the best and is mentioned as such in this movie. http://delthefunkyhomosapien.bandcamp.com/

    This one is just OK for the hip-hop documentaries. It really just focuses on the rhyming element and battles and flow, but segues a lot into just corner or stage battles or interviews with street legends. It tries to bring the essence of this one element and how important it is (which it is), but it doesn?t expound as it should and name drops many MCs without giving us more about what they brought up. In the meantime, download Del?s latest LP for free from his site. Even in Apple Lossless. Again, endorsed by the artist himself ? as he?s giving the music away. He?s one of the best and is mentioned as such in this movie. http://delthefunkyhomosapien.bandcamp.com/

  • Feb 18, 2009

    loved it! essential learning materials in hip hop 101

    loved it! essential learning materials in hip hop 101

  • Dec 08, 2008

    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.

    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.

  • Nov 09, 2008

    Really well done documentary with sick footage. Extremely compelling and impressive.

    Really well done documentary with sick footage. Extremely compelling and impressive.

  • Oct 31, 2008

    You should call this "Wildstyle" of freestyle!

    You should call this "Wildstyle" of freestyle!

  • Aug 14, 2008

    This is so amazing. One of the best documentaries in history, let alone hip-hop. This doc just proves how shitty current rappers are. The rhymes on this DVD are razor sharp. This is a must see for any person who claims to love hip-hop.

    This is so amazing. One of the best documentaries in history, let alone hip-hop. This doc just proves how shitty current rappers are. The rhymes on this DVD are razor sharp. This is a must see for any person who claims to love hip-hop.

  • Jul 11, 2008

    A must for any true hip hop head

    A must for any true hip hop head