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Fear of a Black Hat (1993)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  3 June 1994 (USA)
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A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--1990s hip-hop group, NWH (Niggaz with Hats).

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tone Def
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Tasty Taste
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Ice Cold
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Nina Blackburn
Howie Gold ...
Guy Friesch
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Backstage Manager #1
Bobby Mardis ...
Promoter #1
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Promoter #2
Moon Jones ...
Jam Boy
Tim Hutchinson ...
Reggie Clay
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Jam Boy (as Faizon)
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Jam Boy
Darin Scott ...
Security Head
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Vanilla Sherbet (as Devin Kamienny)
Jeff Burr ...
Chicago Cop
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A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--1990s hip-hop group, NWH (Niggaz with Hats).

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Comedy | Music

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, and for sexuality | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

3 June 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Trial of N.W.H.  »

Box Office

Budget:

$999,999 (estimated)

Gross:

$238,230 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was officially shot for $999,999.99, because ITC didn't want to budget it for an actual $1 million. See more »

Goofs

Around the 12-minute mark, the group is talking backstage with security about how their manager got "capped". Then the manager is with them later in the film. See more »

Quotes

Nina Blackburn: So, guys, what's the deal with the hats?
Ice Cold: That's what NWH is all about. We got a whole hat philosophy, you know what I'm saying? I mean, see, back in the days when there was slaves and stuff, they would work in the hot sun all day, you know, with the sun beating down them. Hatless. I mean, not even a babushka.
Tone Def: Word. Heads totally exposed to the sun.
Ice Cold: You know, so by the time they got back to the plantation from being in all the heat, they was too tired to rebel against their masters, right? So ...
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Connections

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Booty Juice
Written by Rusty Cundieff and Larry Robinson
Performed by Rusty Cundieff, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Larry B. Scott
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Not many laughs
3 August 2013 | by (Lincolnshire, UK) – See all my reviews

A spoof documentary charting a year in the life of rappers Tasty Taste, Ice Cold and Tone Def. Those names are funny, but the movie isn't.

Raiding 'This Is Spinal Tap' for vast chunks of his film, writer, director and star Rusty Cundieff fails to strike the almost believable tone a mockumentary like this needs, but I don't suppose it matters when the only worthwhile scene involves the band meeting a white rapper called Vanilla Sherbert. The rest is made up of digs at rap stars (M.C. Slammer, Ices Tray, Coffee, Box, Berg) and film makers (Jike Spingleton) but these references are run into the ground without ever going anywhere.

The music isn't bad though.


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