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Rhyme & Reason (1997)

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.

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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.

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Rated R for pervasive strong language and some drug content
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5 March 1997 (USA)  »

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$1,104,236, 9 March 1997, Limited Release

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$1,591,687, 23 March 1997
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written by Ras Kass, Heltah Skeltah (Rockness Monsta and Sean Price) & Canibus
performed by Ras Kass, Heltah Skeltah (Rockness Monsta and Sean Price) & Canibus
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comprehensive look at hip hop -- so much more than concert footage
21 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

i found Rhyme & Reason to be a no-nonsense guide to hip hop and rap for the uneducated/uninitiated. as an outsider, i now really understand and appreciate the genre as a complete art form and find myself keeping up with the music and artists when before i would just change the station. i think Spirer's view was right on and that the look of the film is edgy yet artistic. It is so nice to see a modern film about music that doesn't look like a music video (no super fast cuts that are so prominent in today's films in general).

If you want to know the medium, view Rhyme and Reason -- it enlightened me!


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