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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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Vanilla Sherbet (as Devin Kamienny)
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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!

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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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3 June 1994 (USA)  »

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The Trial of N.W.H.  »

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$999,999 (estimated)

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$238,230
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Rusty Cundieff shot a version of the project on 3/4" video with a budget of only $600, which helped to sell it to investors. See more »

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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 »

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Nina Blackburn: Are you planning a follow-up to this book?
Ice Cold: For certain, because I got a lot more to say. I think it's going to be called, "ASMD." "And Suck My Dick." I was going to call it "ASMBD," "And Suck My Black Dick." But I'm a cocoa-colored motherfucker so that wouldn't really work.
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References Charles in Charge (1984) See more »

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Come Pet The P.U.S.S.Y.
Written by Rusty Cundieff and Larry Robinson
Performed by Rusty Cundieff
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Dead-on cheaply produced rapumentary
13 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

If you like rap or hip-hop, watch this movie, although it's funny if you don't get the references, as a straight comedy.

Haven't seen much of the much hyped CB4, but what I did see didn't have the heart that this little stormer has.

Haven't heard from the people involved since, which is a surprise. The film is very similar to Spinal Tap, which is no bad thing, and I think a lot of the dialogue, while priceless in Tap is funnier here, probably because I'm more into rap than rock theses days, so my own judgment does cloud that point.

The rap songs are funny as hell, and it's basically spot the reference for most of the film, not all of them are in-your-face, which means the physical comedy and the one-liners get priority over the take-offs.

Great fun, one to watch twice if there ever was a movie.


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