Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme Poster

Release Date: 2000

Not Yet Rated|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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

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

  • 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

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