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Letter to the President (2005)

Narrated By Snoop Dogg- Letter To the President is a feature documentary that showcases the close-knit ties between the Hip Hop Music community and America's social and political policy in the last 30 years.

Director:

Thomas Gibson

Writer:

Thomas Gibson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Snoop Dogg ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
50 Cent ... Himself - Recording Artist
Aesop Rock Aesop Rock ... Himself - Recording Artist
Mario Africa Mario Africa ... Himself - Journalist
David Banner ... Himself - Recording Artist
Amiri Baraka Amiri Baraka ... Himself - Poet / Activist
Easy Mo Bee Easy Mo Bee ... Himself - Producer (archive footage) (as Eazy Mo Bee)
James Bernard James Bernard ... Himself - Editor
Birdman Birdman ... Himself - Recording Artist (as Baby)
Jack Blum Jack Blum ... Himself - Former Senate Staffer (archive footage)
Buckshot Buckshot ... Himself - Recording Artist
George Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Calvin O. Butts III Calvin O. Butts III ... Himself (as Reverend Dr. Calvin Butts)
Luther Campbell ... Himself - Recording Artist (as Luther 'Luke' Campbell)
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Narrated By Snoop Dogg- Letter To the President is a feature documentary that showcases the close-knit ties between the Hip Hop Music community and America's social and political policy in the last 30 years.

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Genres:

Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some drug content and violent images | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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QD3 Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Why is no one seeing this movie?
9 July 2005 | by jimbo840See all my reviews

Interesting and compelling, Letter to the President is less about hip-hop, and more about black struggles after the civil rights movement. Letter to the President examines political and social issues that were discussed through hip-hop. You don't have to listen to hip-hop, or even be interested in it to view this film, although your attitudes may change after seeing it. And not just about music. The movie examines how Reagan's economic plan effected black communites, the crack epidemic, drug policies, the prison system, and more. The movie also features interesting interviews with noted hip hop artists such as KRS One as well as historians. Well worth seeing.


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