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What's it called? Hip hop : beyond beats & rhymes / National Black Programming Consortia ; Independent Television Service ; Corporation for Public Broadcasting ; a film by Byron Hurt ; produced, directed and written by Byron Hurt ; co-produced by Sabrina Schmidt Gordon ; God Bless The Child Productions, Inc.
Who published it? [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.
What's it like? 1 online resource (2 video files, approximately 116 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Credits Edited by Sabrina Schmidt Gordon ; director of photography, Bill Winters.
Performers! Commentary: Russell Simmons, Mos Def, Fat Joe, Chuck D, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, Russell Simmons, Michael Eric Dyson, Beverly Guy-Shetfall.
Helpful notes! Originally produced by Media Education Foundation in 2006.
What's it about? A riveting examination of masculinity, sexism, and homophobia in hop-hop culture. Delivering a self-described "loving critique" of rap music, director Byron Hurt - a former star college quarterback, longtime hip-hop fan, and now gender violence prevention educator - pays tribute to the power and creativity of hip-hop while challenging the rap industry to take responsibility for glamorizing destructive, deeply conservative sterotypes of manhood. The documentary features revealing insights from rappers such as Mos Def, Fat Joe, Chuck D, Jadakiss, and Busta Rhymes, hop-hop mogul Russell Simmons, and cultural commentators such as Michael Eric Dyson, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, and Kevin Powell. Critically acclaimed for its fearless engagement with issues of race and racism, gender violence, and the corporate exploitation of youth culture.
Who'd like this? Grade 9+
Higher education.
Special stuff to know! Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Helpful subjects! African American studies.
Hip-hop -- Social aspects.
Media education.
Rap (Music) -- Social aspects.
Representative government and representation.
Sexism in music.
Women's studies.
It's a special thing! Documentary films.
More people who helped! Chuck D, 1960-
Fat Joe.
Dyson, Michael Eric.
Guy-Sheftall, Beverly.
Hurt, Byron, 1970-
Powell, Kevin, 1966-
Schmidt Gordon, Sabrina.
Winters, Bill, 1975-
Kanopy (Firm)
Other titles to try! Beyond beats and rhymes
In: Media Education Foundation Collection njcore00000000080
Special numbers! 1216730 Kanopy
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