“Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes” – 2006 Documentary

Posted: May 16, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes is a 2006 documentary film written, produced, and directed by Byron Hurt. The documentary explores the issues of masculinity, violence, homophobia and sexism in hip hop music and culture, through interviews with artists, academics and fans. Hurt’s activism in gender issues and his love of hip-hop caused him to feel what he described as a sense of hypocrisy, and began working on the film.

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and  won Best Documentary at the San Francisco Black Film Festival.  It was also screened at the local Roxbury Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award.

Information about the filmmaker, the content of the documentary, and other articles can be read HERE, VIA PBS.ORG.

The film can be viewed in its entirety at THIS LINK, VIA DISCLOSE.TV.

Note, the below video is merely a trailer for the film, to view the documentary, consult the above link.

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