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Hip-Hop Evolution (2016)

Interviews with influential MCs, DJs and moguls trace the genre's dynamic evolution from the 1970s through the 1990s in this documentary series.

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Credited cast:
Sal Abbatiello Sal Abbatiello ... Himself
Paul Ackerley Paul Ackerley ... Newscaster (voice)
Bill Adler Bill Adler ... Himself
Charlie Ahearn Charlie Ahearn ... Himself
Claire Armstrong ... Newscaster (voice)
B-Real ... Himself
Afrika Bambaataa ... Himself
Big Daddy Kane ... Himself
Kurtis Blow ... Himself
Dan Charnas Dan Charnas ... Himself
Chuck D ... Himself
Cheo Hodari Coker ... Himself
Joe Conzo Joe Conzo ... Himself
Brian Cross Brian Cross ... Himself
DJ Disco Wiz DJ Disco Wiz ... Himself
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Interviews with influential MCs, DJs and moguls trace the genre's dynamic evolution from the 1970s through the 1990s in this documentary series.

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hip hop music | rap | hip hop | See All (3) »

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Documentary | Music

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2016 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Эволюция хип-хопа See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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CAD 2,500,000 (estimated)
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Banger Films See more »
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(Hot Docs International Documentary Festival)

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Color
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An exciting journey about the birth of a new art form
18 January 2017 | by roxana_haloiuSee all my reviews

I am not a hip-hop connoisseur but this documentary made me dive deeper into this remarkable genre.

Here is another testimony that, when people are facing hardship, there is a hunger for art and people are going to get down and cook some for themselves. Music and lyrics become nourishment but also the weapon against a corrupt system. The film was cleverly cut, the editing working as a metaphor which often illustrates opposing views.

Hip- Hop Evolution manages to balance out the history and the atmosphere of that time with a presenter that adds a combination of enthusiasm and humbleness to the mix. Pertinent questions unveil gems of knowledge coming from the pioneers of hip-hop.


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