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Fear of a Black Hat (1993)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tone Def
Tasty Taste
Ice Cold
Nina Blackburn
Howie Gold ...
Guy Friesch
Backstage Manager #1
Bobby Mardis ...
Promoter #1
Promoter #2
Moon Jones ...
Jam Boy
Tim Hutchinson ...
Reggie Clay
Jam Boy (as Faizon)
Jam Boy
Security Head
Vanilla Sherbet (as Devin Kamienny)
Jeff Burr ...
Chicago Cop


A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of NWH, a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--hip-hop group.

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It Ain't where ya from. It's where ya HAT At!


Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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





Release Date:

3 June 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Trial of N.W.H.  »

Box Office


$999,999 (estimated)


$238,230 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


Geoffrey Lennox: Just look at you three brothers. Just look at you. Together. You. You little black stove-pipe-colored nigga, Tasty. You are the same complexion as Marcus Garvey, the man that brought self-love to the black consciousness movement in the 1930s. And when we speak about complexion, we move into the political perspective of where y'all coming from. You, Ice. You's a good, high-yellow piss-colored motherfucker. Same complexion as Bob Marley. I mean, you even got that dreadlock thing going for you. ...
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References Charles in Charge (1984) See more »


I'm Just A Human
Written by Rusty Cundieff and Larry Robinson
Performed by Mark Christopher Lawrence
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A must see satire!
15 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is hilarious and while the satire leans against material dated from the 80's and early 90's, if you know enough hip hop and pop culture then you'd find it funny, even today. The writing is excellent, the jokes are funny and well delivered and the songs are hilarious. Two 'videos' in the movie, one titled 'Booty Juice' and the other "A Gangstas life ain't fun" hit home today just as well as they did when this movie came out. It appears that much of the hip hop life style and creed hasn't changed much over the years. The movie is consistently funny from beginning to end, with many of the jokes dead panned and often subtly delivered. It's easy to miss a lot of the jokes during the film if you aren't familiar with the subjects that they are poking fun at. But again, much of what the director delivers is still funny and relevant even today. A must see satire!

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