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Word is Bond (2018)

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What was born on the streets of the South Bronx has now taken root globally, and the young poets of New York have helped to spawn regional dialects everywhere. Through dynamic archival ... See full summary »

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Sacha Jenkins
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Credited cast:
Anderson .Paak ... (as Anderson Paak)
Brother Ali Brother Ali
Big Daddy Kane ... Himself
J. Cole
Eminem ... (archive footage)
Jadakiss ... Himself
Ryan Montgomery Ryan Montgomery ... (as Royce Da 59)
Mr. Porter Mr. Porter
Nas ... Himself
Styles P. Styles P. ... Himself
Rakim Rakim ... Himself
Rapsody
Rhymefest
Tech N9ne Tech N9ne
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What was born on the streets of the South Bronx has now taken root globally, and the young poets of New York have helped to spawn regional dialects everywhere. Through dynamic archival footage, in-depth interviews and vertie excursion with artists like Nas, Tech9, J Cole, Rapsody and Anderson .Paak, Word is Bond explores the many dimensions the hip hop poetics occupy. Written by Saboteur Media

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16 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Слово - закон See more »

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All over the place... unfortunately
25 February 2018 | by MovieCriticOnlineSee all my reviews

I wish it would have been better. There are so many Hip Hop documentaries, and some better than this. If you wanna see the raw style, go back to see Wild Style.

The story is poorly structured. It just starts without any background whatsoever. No real introduction of any of them, so you would need to know who each rapper is before watching this and their history.

It is just a bunch of random MCs giving us abstracts vignettes. Like random montage interviews without any beginning, middle, and ending, or character exposition. E.g. "I used to do this, and then I did that, and I feel like this." That isn't a story. A five minute expose may have worked, but no way 1:30 hours.

In summary, if you know nothing about rap or any of the rapper you will learn nothing. You can skip this..


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