7.3/10
850
6 user 4 critic

Beef (2003)

Trailer
0:31 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

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

Director:

Peter Spirer
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Beef II (Video 2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

BEEF 2 exposes the business of hip hop battles.

Director: Peter Spirer
Stars: Keith David, 50 Cent, B-Real
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A documentary on rap music and its rise to global prominence.

Directors: Ice-T, Andy Baybutt
Stars: Ice-T, Dr. Dre, Chuck D
Beef III (Video 2005)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Respect...In hip-hop it's the name of the game. Some rappers will do anything to get it, even starting a Beef with another rapper or crew...and that can lead to raw, brutal conflict in the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Spirer
Stars: 50 Cent, Ali, Big B
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A study in the world of hip-hop, done mostly with interviews, in order to see why it is as popular as it is today and what the future holds.

Director: Peter Spirer
Stars: B-Real, Kurtis Blow, Da Brat
Style Wars (TV Movie 1983)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late '70s and early '80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing.

Director: Tony Silver
Stars: Demon, Kase 2, Eric Haze
The Up in Smoke Tour (Video 2000)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

This is it! Your front row seat to the greatest hip hop experience ever captured on film. This is the ultimate back stage pass for your total pleasure. "Up In Smoke" is it and now you've got it all. Fire it up.

Director: Philip G. Atwell
Stars: Ice Cube, Eminem, Dr. Dre
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop M.Cs. of all time.

Director: Lauren Lazin
Stars: Tupac Shakur, Rappin' 4-Tay, Conrad Bain
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Documentary examining the politics, music, and life of Tupac Shakur.

Director: Peter Spirer
Stars: Anthony 'Treach' Criss, Davey D, Michael Eric Dyson
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas' 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. Twenty ... See full summary »

Director: One9
Stars: Nas, Cornel West, Pharrell Williams
Documentary | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Documentary on the deaths of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls and the East Coast/West Coast, hip-hop/rap rivalry that culminated in late 1996 and early 1997.

Director: Nick Broomfield
Stars: The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Nick Broomfield
Wild Style (1983)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Zoro, the city's hottest and most elusive graffiti writer. The actual story of the movie concerns the tension between Zoro's passion for his art and his personal life, particularly his ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Ahearn
Stars: 'Lee' George Quinones, Lady Pink, Fab 5 Freddy
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

This film release captures the raw excitement of Tupac on stage, together with Snoop Dogg, and the Doggpound, this is definitely not one for the faint hearted.

Stars: Yaasmyn Fula, Yafeu Fula, Sardar Khan
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Real World of MC Battles

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

История бифов See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Rhyme & Reason (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Mama Said Knock You Out
Produced by Bobby Ervin and Marley Marl
Performed by LL Cool J
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

What more can I say...
17 April 2004 | by Scarfacefan522See all my reviews

There's not a whole lot I can say about this DVD other than it gives you a somewhat better understanding about how the hip hop industry and streetlife are one in the same. from simple friendly battle diss from the like of Kool Moo Dee vs. Busy Bee and KRS ONE vs. MC Shan to the more violent feuds or "beefs" between Tupac Shakaur and The Notorious B.I.G, Jay-Z and Nas, 50 Cent and Ja Rule. Other beefs are featured as well: Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, NWA, Common, Cypress Hill, Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, Mack 10, DMX, and Mobb Deep. Many people may say oh it's ridiculous and they only do this to sell records...that is very true however the streets (urban streets that is) are not a friendly place and it most definetly leaves with you wherever you go or whatever you do. "You can take me outta the hood, but you can't take the hood outta me!"


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed