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Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme -- A documentary about freestyling--the improvised, on-the-spot rhymes that demonstrate the skills of hip-hop MCs.


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Chali 2na ... Himself

Muhammad Ali ... Himself (archive footage)
Planet Asia ... Himself
Bahamadia ... Herself

Yasiin Bey ... Himself (as Mos Def)
Akim Funk Buddah ... Himself
Eluard Burt ... Himself
Myo Campbell ... Himself
Cut Chemist ... Himself

John Coltrane ... Himself (archive footage)
Crazy Legs ... Himself
Darkleaf ... Himself
Kirby Dominant ... Himself

Eminem ... Himself (archive footage)
Freestyle Fellowship ... Themselves
Lord Finesse ... Himself
Kevin Fitzgerald ... Himself (voice)
Richard Fox
Craig G ... Himself
Bobbito Garcia ... Himself (as Bobbito)

Ghostface Killah ... Himself
Juice ... Himself
Jurassic 5 ... Themselves (archive footage)
Khaiim ... Himself (as Ka-lel)
Kool Herc ... Himself (archive footage)
Kool Moe Dee ... Himself (archive footage)

KRS-One ... Himself

Talib Kweli ... Himself
The Last Poets ... Themselves
Living Legends ... Themselves
The Lyricist Lounge ... Themselves

Debi Mazar ... Herself (archive footage)

Darryl McDaniels ... Himself (archive footage)
Medusa ... Herself
Pharoahe Monch ... Himself

The Notorious B.I.G. ... Himself (archive footage)
Otherwize ... Himself
PackFM ... Himself

Boots Riley ... Himself

Tupac Shakur ... Himself (archive footage)

Joseph Simmons ... Himself (archive footage)
Divine Styler ... Himself
Tragedy Styles ... Background Music
Supernatural ... Himself

Sway ... Himself

Ahmir-Khalib Thompson ... Himself (as ?uestlove)

Tariq Trotter ... Himself (as Black Thought)
Wordsworth ... Himself

Directed by
Kevin Fitzgerald 
Produced by
Brad Abramson .... executive producer: VH1
Joey Anuff .... development producer
Ann Berger .... co-executive producer
Michel Costes .... co-producer
Paul Devlin .... producer
Peter Giblin .... associate producer
Youree Henley .... line producer
Michael Hirschorn .... executive producer: VH1
Wesley Jones .... associate producer
The Lyricist Lounge .... associate producer
Charles Raggio .... co-producer
Henry Alex Rubin .... producer
Shelly Tatro .... executive producer: VH1
Tiare White .... executive producer
Meredith Wilson .... senior producer
Original Music by
Freestyle Fellowship 
DJ Organic 
Omid Walizadeh  (as Omid)
Cinematography by
Todd Hickey 
Daniel Kozman 
Film Editing by
Paul Devlin 
Rachel Ramist 
Isaac Solotaroff 
Production Management
Alex Jablonski .... production manager
Sound Department
Ty Bertrand .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Piccone .... camera operator
Music Department
Charles Raggio .... music supervisor
Andrea von Foerster .... music coordinator
Brooke Wentz .... music clearance
Brooke Wentz .... music supervisor
Other crew
Paul Devlin .... producing editor

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Also Known As:
"Freestyle" - USA (short title)
"VH1 News Presents: Freestyle - The Story of Underground Hip Hop" - USA (TV title)
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60 min | 74 min | 90 min (Directors Cut)

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