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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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Jam Boy
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Reggie Clay
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Jam Boy (as Faizon)
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Vanilla Sherbet (as Devin Kamienny)
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Chicago Cop
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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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Taglines:

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

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Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

When the film was screened at Cannes, the only slot it was allowed was a single midnight showing. Unexpectedly, it became the first film to sell out the slot. It was then extended to several other midnight showings, all of which sold out. See more »

Goofs

An ITC logo sign is clearly visible to the left in the record company's office. See more »

Quotes

Tasty Taste: It's our civic duty to bang the booty.
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References CB4 (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Guerrillas in the Midst
Written by Rusty Cundieff, John Bautista and Darin Scott
Performed by Rusty Cundieff, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Larry B. Scott
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The best "mockumentary" ever made
18 May 1999 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

"Fear Of A Black Hat" is everything the (much weaker) "CB-4" SHOULD have been. Rusty Cundieff's satirical eye is ruthless, as he folds, spindles, and mutilates every aspect of hip-hop trends and culture. Does "FoaBH" resemble Spinal Tap? Yes, a bit. Is it derivative of Spinal Tap? No, not really. The aim is more focused, the satire is better focused, and to be honest, it's funnier.


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