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South Coast (2008)

| Documentary | 2008 (UK)
It's not East Coast. It's not West coast. This is ..SOUTH COAST! Forget the MTV images of hip hop just being bling, dollars and materialism - this feature documentary provides a fascinating... See full summary »

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It's not East Coast. It's not West coast. This is ..SOUTH COAST! Forget the MTV images of hip hop just being bling, dollars and materialism - this feature documentary provides a fascinating insight into the impact and growth of hip hop in the south coast towns of the UK. Written by Will Jewell

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It's not East Coast. It's not West coast. This is..... SOUTH COAST!

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Brighton rappers tell it like it is
19 January 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Dead funny and very interesting account of the hip hop music scene in Brighton (England).

I watched it after seeing a review which did not really do it justice.

It features rappers and break dancers and graffiti artists that pratise their skills in the sea side town, and charts their influences and development of their own unique styles.

Basically filmed as talking heads interspersed with music and video footage of performers in the town, explaining why their style is unique from the American gangster rap, because, simply, it has to be.

Britain is Britain and it is stupid to try to emulate the States and that is why Brighton, in particular, has its own saucy postcard type approach to its music.

There is no denying that these people know their stuff, and take it quite seriously, but there is also an element of a stoner's sensibility in their approach, which some would argue sparks their creativity. Additionally respect is given to all rappers after competitions and the level of comraderie is high. There'll be no drive bys in Brighton.

Definitely worth seeing to get a real glimpse of the individuality of UK hip hop at a grass roots level, far removed from the bling of the USA


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