Independent Lens (2005)





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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.
Art House & International , Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
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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
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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.

January 26, 2006
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Sarah Krocker
Sarah Krocker

An interesting documentary. Had to watch for my communication and gender class again. Quite compelling and asks some very tough questions. If you're interested in this subject, go check it out.

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