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Thursday, February 1, 2007

Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes Trailer

posted by on February 1 at 13:52 PM

The below video is the trailer for Beyond Beats & Rhymes, a very ambitious documentary by Byron Hurt analyzing masculinity in hip-hop. I saw the documentary in rough form a few years back and would recommend it to anyone wanting to hear hip-hop artists talk honestly (well, some anyway) about why their songs come out the way they do, why talk of bitches and bling are so prevalent. At this point I’d expect the documentary to be slightly dated, but the topic is no less relevant. If Oprah’s people read Line Out, get Byron Hurt on your show to follow up on that beef with Ludacris. For the rest of you, mark your calendars because Beyond Beats & Rhymes is going to be on PBS February 20th. Longer trailer here.

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