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A documentary about the culture of hip-hop. Through interviews with some of hip-hops biggest names, the film makers attempt to find out why it has become so popular.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Afrika Bambaataa ... Himself
Kurtis Blow ... Himself
Sean 'Diddy' Combs ... Himself (as Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs)
Dr. Dre ... Himself
Andre Harrell ... Himself
Doc Ice Doc Ice ... Himself (as Doctor Ice)
Kid Capri ... Himself
Tripp Locc Tripp Locc ... Himself
Craig Mack ... Himself
Method Man ... Himself
The Notorious B.I.G. ... Himself
Raekwon ... Himself
Slick Rick ... Himself
Russell Simmons ... Himself
Snoop Dogg ... Himself
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Storyline

A documentary about the culture of hip-hop. Through interviews with some of hip-hops biggest names, the film makers attempt to find out why it has become so popular. Written by Guy Johns

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Taglines:

What Happens On Stage Is Only Half The Story!

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Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language and some drug content | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,482,892, 27 August 1995

Gross USA:

$2,702,578

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,702,578
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Sound Mix:

DTS
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Featured in Rhyme and Punishment (2011) See more »

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Pretty one sided to be representing a whole culture
10 July 2002 | by Mad ChildSee all my reviews

I'm a huge Hip Hop fan, and was very happy to see this documentary was coming out. I felt that finally our culture would be represented to the masses. But after seeing the movie I was disappointed about how shallow the movie was. It might as well have been a documentary on Def Jam and Death Row... with a little bit of Biggie. I advise everyone to put this back on the shelf and go watch Rhyme And Reason. I'll give it a 5 for at least trying to give us what we were all looking for.


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