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Rhyme & Reason (1997)

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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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Peter Spirer
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Cast

Credited cast:
B-Real ... Himself
Kurtis Blow ... Himself
Da Brat ... Herself
Chuck D ... Himself
Sean 'Diddy' Combs ... Himself (as Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs)
Desiree Densiti Desiree Densiti ... Heather
Dr. Dre ... Himself
E-40 E-40 ... Himself
MC Eiht MC Eiht ... Himself
Grandmaster Caz Grandmaster Caz ... Himself
Heavy D ... Himself
Lauryn Hill ... Herself
Ice-T ... Himself
Wyclef Jean ... Himself
Ras Kass ... Himself
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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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Plot Keywords:

rap | independent film | See All (2) »

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language and some drug content
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Рифмы и рассудок See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$853,589, 9 March 1997

Gross USA:

$1,608,277

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,608,277
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Color
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Uni-4-Orm
Performed Ras Kass, Heltah Skeltah (Rockness Monsta and Sean Price) and Canibus
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comprehensive look at hip hop -- so much more than concert footage
21 July 2001 | by kbsprSee 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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