Rhyme & Reason

  • 1997
  • Movie
  • R
  • Documentary, Musical

Director Peter Spirer's look at the paradoxical world of hip-hop sidesteps the sensationalism and moral posturing of the music's detractors, but while the result succeeds as a cultural snapshot, it fails as a polemic. And while the film does little to dispel the argument against gangsta rap -- that it glorifies extreme violence and misogyny -- it does manage...read more

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A perfunctory documentary on the history of hip-hop music and culture featuring concert clips (too few) and interviews (too many). Included: rapper NAS; Salt 'n' Pepa; Dr. Dre; Tupac Shakur and producer-rapper Sean (Puffy) Combs. Directed by Peter Spirer.

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  • Released: 1997
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Director Peter Spirer's look at the paradoxical world of hip-hop sidesteps the sensationalism and moral posturing of the music's detractors, but while the result succeeds as a cultural snapshot, it fails as a polemic. And while the film does little to disp… (more)

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