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Pick Up the Mic (2006)

An explosive documentary on the world of queer hip-hop. Featuring searing public performances and intimate interviews with the community's most significant players, the film captures an ... See full summary »

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Alex Hinton
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Credited cast:
Aggracyst Aggracyst ... Himself - MC
Deadlee Deadlee ... Himself - MC
Dutchboy Dutchboy ... Himself
Soce the Elemental Wizard ... Himself
Tori Fixx Tori Fixx ... Himself
Tina G. Tina G. ... Herself - Vocalist
God-des God-des ... Herself - MC
JenRo JenRo ... Herself
Juba Kalamka Juba Kalamka ... Himself - MC / Producer
Katastrophe Katastrophe ... Himself
Method Man ... Himself (as Johnny Dangerous)
Money Money ... Herself - MC / Producer
Paradigm Paradigm ... Herself
QBoy QBoy ... Himself
J.B. Rap J.B. Rap ... Himself - MC
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An explosive documentary on the world of queer hip-hop. Featuring searing public performances and intimate interviews with the community's most significant players, the film captures an underground music movement as it's about to hit the mainstream - defying the music industry's homophobic traditions in the process. Written by Production

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USA

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English

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21 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color
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Much better than I expected.
1 June 2006 | by njonny-1See all my reviews

My partner was recording some tracks when the director was in Minneapolis filming for his documentary. So he got a cameo - which was the main reason we went to the Minneapolis premier of this film. I'll admit - I didn't expect much. But "Pick Up The Mic" is really very good, and arrives at a lot of unexpected insights into the differences between "gay rappers" and "rappers who are gay." There are some surprisingly moving moments, and some great music, and some honest assessments of what the scene means. I felt like it could have used some editing (i.e. cutting) near the end - it's a little padded with performance footage. But overall, it's an impressive and inspiring piece of work. Recommended.


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