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1 hr. 14 min.

Plot Summary
Artists discuss the art of freestyling -- the improvised rhythms and rhymes that highlight the skills of hip-hop MCs.


Director: Kevin Fitzgerald

Genres: Documentary

Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme (2000)

Release Date: January 1st, 2000|1 hr. 14 min.

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  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Dispels myths about the "gangsta" aura that clings to rap and shows this poetry of the streets in all its different forms: social protest, entertainment and aggression. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A solid documentary that examines the art's roots, from ad-libs by black preachers to "toasts" delivered by Jamaican immigrants over instrumental tracks in the '70s South Bronx. show more

  • 60
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Begun over seven years ago and described by the filmmaker as a work-in-progress, the documentary still feels a bit incomplete. show more

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