"The MC: Why We Do It" takes a look inside the world of Hip Hop and MCs to explore the issues and concerns that define todays most popular music form. The MC started out as a mere introducer of musical acts, but when DJs began spinning tracks at block parties in the Bronx in the late 1970s, the MC began to rap along to the beats, emerging as the focal point of a new music form. The film not only explores the origins of MC'ing, but the environmental, spiritual and moral aspects to this art form. As Hip Hop turns 25 years old, MC's consider the past, present and future of their music, giving a unique insight into what drives these artists to continue spitting rhymes. Written by
This documentary sucks. I wanna know how you make a hip hop documentary with Raekwon, Ghostface, KRS, QTip, Too Short, Meth, Biggy, and more legends this f'n boring and pointless. Most of the footage is taken from interview sessions from previous qd3 movies like the "Beef" series and "Rhyme and Reason", which are WAY better documentaries than this. Also, they never really make a valid point of defining the difference of rapper vs. mc. The whole thing has a pointless, slapped together feel. After seeing the "Beef" series and being a big fan of this filmmaker, I've lost a lot of respect for him after seeing this garbage. Its boring, pointless and cheap. Another thing is, I don't like how it focuses on a hot right now mc like Kanye. (Who comes across as a pompous jerk anyway.) A poorly thought out, weak film.
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