Respect...In hip-hop it's the name of the game. Some rappers will do anything to get it, even starting a Beef with another rapper or crew...and that can lead to raw, brutal conflict in the ... See full summary »
This is it! Your front row seat to the greatest hip hop experience ever captured on film. This is the ultimate back stage pass for your total pleasure. "Up In Smoke" is it and now you've got it all. Fire it up.
BEEF is a comedic spin on a real person courtroom show. Set in a NY deli, BEEF revolves around Lou, his family, and the cases he settles. People march in with a "beef" for Lou to solve with... See full summary »
Michael Ian Black,
The gritty elements of urban crime and violence have always had an influence on hip hop culture and rap music. More and more, the trappings of street life have landed popular rap artists ... See full summary »
Durell and LeeJohn are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When told they have one week to pay a $17,000 debt or Durell will lose his son, they come up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. Instead, they end up spending the night in the presence of the Lord and are forced to deal with much more than they bargained for.
Beef has expanded from its Hip Hop roots into the entire culture. Skateboarders, ball players, actors and comedians are all getting into their own beefs! Here we reveal the truth about many... See full summary »
Waverly W. Alford II,
Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and looking for something to do. Encounters with neighbors and other friends over the ... See full summary »
Unless you're fully immersed in the hip hop community, and know all the rivalries, squabbles and in-fighting that's gone on since hip hop's inception, see "Beef" first.
I felt the producers glossed over too much of the pioneer days (EPMD, etc.), and the recreations were kind of silly and irrelevant. I don't think anyone well-acquainted with hip hop culture needs ominous music to relay the potentially dangerous situations brought about by the egos involved.
Aside from these minor complaints, I'd say this is an excellent documentary, giving the lowdown on all the "beefs" between acts from the beginning. I give it a 4 out of 5.
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