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Beef II (2004)

BEEF 2 exposes the business of hip hop battles.

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... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Himself - Shady / Aftermath Recording Artist
... Himself - Cypress Hill
Bizarre ... Himself - D12
Canibus ... Himself - Recording Artist
Kino Childers ... Himself - Manager of Royce Da 5'9'
... Himself - Magazine Publisher
... Themselves (archive footage)
Davey D ... Himself - Hip Hop Historian
D12 ... Themselves (archive footage)
Royce Da 59 ... Himself - Recording Artist (as Royce da 5'9")
Wendy Day ... Herself - Rap Coalition
... Himself (archive footage)
... Himself (archive footage)
EPMD ... Themselves (archive footage)
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BEEF 2 exposes the business of hip hop battles.

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See the first "Beef" first
16 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Unless you're fully immersed in the hip hop community, and know all the rivalries, squabbles and in-fighting that's gone on since hip hop's inception, see "Beef" first.

I felt the producers glossed over too much of the pioneer days (EPMD, etc.), and the recreations were kind of silly and irrelevant. I don't think anyone well-acquainted with hip hop culture needs ominous music to relay the potentially dangerous situations brought about by the egos involved.

Aside from these minor complaints, I'd say this is an excellent documentary, giving the lowdown on all the "beefs" between acts from the beginning. I give it a 4 out of 5.


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