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Rhyme & Reason

Directed by Peter Spirer
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Overview

Genre
Music, Cultural History, Arts, and Social Issues
Synopsis

Documentary filmmaker Peter Spirer interviewed over 80 significant artists in rap and hip hop music. This documentary explores the history of hip hop culture, how rap evolved to become a major cultural voice (and a multi-billion dollar industry), and what the artists have to say about the music's often controversial images and reputation. Interview subjects range from veteran old-school rappers, such as Kurtis Blow, KRS-One and Chuck D, to west coast rap icons Ice-T, Dr. Dre, and MC Eiht, to several current rap hitmakers, including Wu-Tang Clan, The Fugees, and Sean "Puffy" Combs.

Stage
finished
Running time
94 minutes

Credits

  • Andy Robertson ... Editor
  • Kurtis Blow ... Associate Producer
  • Happy Walters ... Music Supervisor
  • Andrew Shack ... Music Supervisor
  • Peter Spirer ... Director
  • Shannon McIntosh ... Executive In Charge of Production

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Aslan Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
1994-1997
Locations
New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New Orleans
Prod. Partners
City Block Productions, Miramax

Distribution Details

Release year
1997
Festivals
Montreal
Distribution
Miramax
Language
English

Photos

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