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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
Darin Scott ...
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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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of the song from the movie, "Come and Pet the P.U.S.S.Y". is a parody of the song "Gonna Make You Sweat" by the C&C Music Factory. It also spoofed the conflict between C&C Music Factory and Martha Wash, who was uncredited for singing the chorus of the song. 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 »


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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Crazy Credits

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References This Is Spinal Tap (1984) See more »


Buried and Bald (Wear Yo Hat!)
Written by Rusty Cundieff and John Bautista
Performed by Rusty Cundieff, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Larry B. Scott
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Dead-on cheaply produced rapumentary
13 May 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – 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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