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Independent Lens Episode: "Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes"

Season 8, Episode 16
Episode Synopsis: “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.
Original Air Date: Feb 20, 2007
Guest Cast Mos Def Russell Simmons Busta Rhymes

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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