Fear of a Black Hat Poster

Release Date: June 3rd, 1994

DVD Release Date: July 8th, 2003

R|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Larry B. Scott, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Rusty Cundieff, Kasi Lemmons, Howie Gold, Barry Heins, Eric Laneuville

Director: Rusty Cundieff

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Oakwood Productions, Incorporated Television Company

Distributors: Columbia TriStar Home Video, Avatar Films

Keywords: Rivalry, 1990s, Temptation, Hilarious, Madcap, Hotel