Release Date: June 3rd, 1994
DVD Release Date: July 8th, 2003
R|1 hr 25 min
This mock documentary follows sociologist Nina Blackburn (Kasi Lemmons) during the year she spends studying hip-hop artists Ice Cold (Rusty Cundieff), Tasty-Taste (Larry B. Scott), Tone Def (Mark Christopher Lawrence) and a series of disappearing white managers. Every rap cliché is on display: sex, sexism, violent imagery and paint-peeling profanity -- all of it, the group insists, with a deeper political meaning -- plus the inevitable rivalry with other rappers and ultimately themselves.
Director: Rusty Cundieff
Production Co: Oakwood Productions, Incorporated Television Company
Distributors: Columbia TriStar Home Video, Avatar Films