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Beef (2003)

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A documentary on the evolution of MC battles from verbal one-upmanship to street warfare.

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Peter Spirer
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ving Rhames ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
50 Cent ... Himself - Shady / Aftermath Recording Artist
Kevin Anderson Kevin Anderson ... Himself - V.I.P. Records
B-Real ... Himself (as B Real)
Big Daddy Kane ... Himself - Hip Hop Artist
Mr. Blackchild Mr. Blackchild ... Himself - Murder Inc. Records (as Black Child)
Bone Thugs n Harmony ... Themselves (archive footage) (as Bone Thugs-n-Harmony)
Jim Brown ... Himself - NFL Hall of Famer, Gang Mediator
Busy Bee Busy Bee ... Himself - 'Chief Rocker' (as Busy Bee Starski)
Sean 'Diddy' Combs ... Himself (archive footage) (as Puffy)
Common ... Himself - MCA Recording Artist
Anthony 'Treach' Criss ... Himself - Rapper / Actor (as Treach)
Davey D Davey D ... Himself - Hip Hop Historian
The D.O.C. The D.O.C. ... Himself (archive footage) (as D.O.C.)
Damon Dash ... Himself - CEO, Rocafella Records
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A documentary on the evolution of MC battles from verbal one-upmanship to street warfare.

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The Real World of MC Battles

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Rated R for pervasive language, some drug content and sexual references | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

История бифов See more »

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Interesting documentary on Hip Hop feuds
18 March 2006 | by roddick-1See all my reviews

Beef is an interesting documentary on Hip Hop feuds. It covers almost all major feuds between rappers from early on in the hip hop world to recent times. While it goes into detail on some of the feuds more than others it still remains informative. I found it became a bit boring in some parts but that's really only because they were talking about rappers which I didn't know about or aren't interested in. The documentary has plenty of unseen and rare footage concerning each Beef which is good and also interesting interviews with some of the rappers and people involved.

It does go a bit overboard on some feuds and I began to loose interest in them, even if they were concerning my favourite rappers, but it makes up for it with the more interesting parts and information on beefs that I hadn't heard of.

I thought the best parts were those covering the beefs between Kool Moe Bee and Busy Bee, Boogie Down Productions and MC Shan and feuds concerning NWA because they were informative, interesting and didn't go on for too long.

Overall it is a good documentary and even though there are some dull bits, Beef is still a must see for any Hip Hop fan


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