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Letter to the President (2005)

Video  -  Documentary | Music  -  29 March 2005 (USA)
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Narrated By Snoop Dogg- Letter To the President is a feature documentary that showcases the close-knit ties between the Hip Hop Music community and America's social and political policy in the last 30 years.

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Narrated By Snoop Dogg- Letter To the President is a feature documentary that showcases the close-knit ties between the Hip Hop Music community and America's social and political policy in the last 30 years.

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See this... especially if you dislike rap
18 September 2008 | by (Sunderland, MA) – See all my reviews

I'm glad I saw this movie. Although I have disliked rap, I have always wondered about the rappers themselves--what kind of people are they? Whenever I see their pictures, they always have menacing looks on their faces, and they give off the impression of foul-mouthed spoiled brats trying to intimidate people while showing off their bling.

Well, in this movie they reveal themselves to extremely creative, literate, and thoughtful people who are trying to get something positive done.

The one word that kept on coming up was "community." That's where the music began, and that's why it keeps on going. It's where the rappers came from, it's where their heart still is at, and it's why they are trying to change things.

Many black communities are in dire need of change. Ever wonder why the people there steal and do drugs? Poor people need to eat and they need to be human. If they don't have food, they're going to have to steal. If they don't feel human in their everyday lives, they're going to turn to drugs to escape. These are very simple equations that the rappers are trying to tell other folks about.

All people should see this movie, and it goes without saying that that includes our elected officials most of all.


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