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Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme

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  • 2000
  • Nonemin
Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme
  • English

From neighborhood ciphers to the most notorious MC battles, "Freestyle: the Art of Rhyme" captures the electrifying energy of improvisational hip-hop--the rarely recorded art form of rhyming spontaneously. Like preachers and jazz solos, freestyles exist only in the moment, a modern-day incarnation of the African-American storytelling tradition. Shot over a period of more than seven years, it is already an underground cult film in the hip-hop world. The film systematically debunks the false image put out by record companies that hip-hop culture is violent or money-obsessed. Instead, it lets real hip-hop artists, known and unknown, weave their story out of a passionate mix of language, politics, and spirituality.

Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme
  • English
Joey Anuff
Joey Anuff Producer
Anne Berger
Anne Berger Executive Producer
Paul Devlin
Paul Devlin Producer
Youree Henley
Youree Henley Line Producer
Darkleaf Music
Brad Abramson
Brad Abramson Executive Producer
Darkleaf Himself
Planet Asia
Planet Asia Himself
Bahamadia Herself
Eluard Burt
Eluard Burt Himself
Myo Campbell
Myo Campbell Himself
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali Himself
Mos Def
Mos Def Himself