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There's no faulting the lyrical excellence on display. These guys are legends for a reason.
Rap confirms the art of the form from the inside. Only time can sort out the rest.
Essential viewing and a nice companion piece to "Wild Style," "Style Wars" and other key hip-hop documentaries.
In his debut as a documentarian, Ice T creates a vibrant portrait of how and why rap came to be.
This is a film that does sweat the technique, with at times illuminating and spirited results.
The interviews are often revealing and funny. And much of the music is tremendous.
Achieves what it set out to do - to revaluate rap as an art form in its own right. However, it sadly fails to do so in an entertaining, visually-innovative or interesting manner.
Despite its relative shortcomings, the film is a must see for anybody like me who worships the golden era of hip-hop where the artists actually had something to say
Fantastic hip-hop documentary has profanity, some drug use.
It's an insider's celebration of the form, studded with straight-to-camera rhymesmithery from its best practitioners.
What they don't talk about, on Ice-T's specific instructions, are the moral, social and psychological aspects of the art, and there's little on how rap relates to other forms of black music such as jazz, gospel or the blues.
All fascinating stuff if a little repetitive and rambling but definitely one for fans.
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