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Fear of a Black Hat (1993)

R | | Comedy, Music | 3 June 1994 (USA)
A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of NWH, a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--hip-hop group.

Director:

Rusty Cundieff

Writer:

Rusty Cundieff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Tone Def
Larry B. Scott ... Tasty Taste
Rusty Cundieff ... Ice Cold
Kasi Lemmons ... Nina Blackburn
Howie Gold Howie Gold ... Guy Friesch
G. Smokey Campbell G. Smokey Campbell ... Backstage Manager #1
Bobby Mardis Bobby Mardis ... Promoter #1
Brad Sanders Brad Sanders ... Promoter #2
Moon Jones Moon Jones ... Jam Boy
Tim Hutchinson Tim Hutchinson ... Reggie Clay
Faizon Love ... Jam Boy (as Faizon)
Deezer D ... Jam Boy
Darin Scott ... Security Head
Devin Kamin Devin Kamin ... Vanilla Sherbet (as Devin Kamienny)
Jeff Burr ... Chicago Cop
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A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of NWH, a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--hip-hop group.

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Taglines:

It Ain't where ya from. It's where ya HAT At!

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language, and for sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Trial of N.W.H. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$999,999 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$238,230
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the song from the movie, "Come and Pet the P.U.S.S.Y.," is a parody of the song "Gonna Make You Sweat" by C&C Music Factory. It also spoofed the conflict between C&C Music Factory and Martha Wash, who was uncredited for singing the chorus of the song. See more »

Goofs

Around the 12-minute mark, the group is talking backstage with security about how their manager got "capped". Then the manager is with them later in the film. See more »

Quotes

Ice Cold: Over here we got some perpetrators - a bunch of Ice Wannabes. See, Ice Cold, I'm the man, but we got Ice Tray, Ice Coffee, Ice Water, Iceberg, Ice Cup, Icebox. I mean it gets real ridiculous when people tryin' to bite your style, you know what I'm sayin'? But, hey, that's the way it is, it's the rap world.
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

Some videocassette versions begin with a music video, "Ice Froggy Frog". See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Mighty Wind (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Buried and Bald (Wear Yo Hat!)
Written by Rusty Cundieff and John Bautista
Performed by Rusty Cundieff, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Larry B. Scott
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An Excellent Comedy.
12 August 2006 | by gangstahippieSee all my reviews

Rated R for Strong Language,Violent Content and Some Nudity. Quebec Rating:13+ Canadian Home Video Rating:14A

Fear Of A Black Hat is one of the funniest, most original comedies I have ever seen.Its basically a gangsta rap version of the film This Is Spinal Tap.Its a shame not many people have heard of this gem of a film.If you manage to find this film anywhere don't hesitate to buy it even if you don't like rap music.There are not too many comedy films that I give a perfect 10/10 to.The only ones I can think of at the moment are this film,Clerks,The World According To Garp,The 40 Year Old Virgin and Chasing Amy.This film is a hilarious stereotype of the gangsta rap culture.The movie is about a woman named Nina Blackburn who is making a documentary about the fictional rap group N.W.H(N****z with hats).They are basically the stereotype of a rap group making many controversial rap songs about killing and being a gangsta.Fear Of A Black Hat is an excellent comedic film and I recommend it even if you are not a fan of the gangsta rap scene.Its a shame this film is not in the Top 250.

Runtime:88min

10/10


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