Release Date: February 29th, 2004
R|1 hr 21 min
This documentary overview of hip-hop's rise to cultural dominance examines the genre from its roots to present-day ubiquity. Critic Bonz Malone traces rap's musical journey with the help of interviewees like old-school legends Rakim and Marley Marl and present-day sensations Busta Rhymes and Fat Joe. In addition to the music's artistic development and commercial success, hip-hop's influence on fashion, marketing, pornography and other arenas is also examined.
Cast: Bonz Malone
Director: Kris Palestrini