Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Documentary For Hip Hop Lovers

Cover of KRS-One
Any hop-hip lover ought to enjoy this documentary made in 1997 featuring Too Short, B-Real, Da Brat, Dr. Dre, KRS One, Sean Combs, MC Eiht, Heavy D, Method Man, and many more. Ryhme and Reason was produced by Kurtis Blow and presents a study of hip hop provided in the form of interviews and performances of what hip-hop is and forecasts what the future holds for hip-hop.

As a lover of hip-hop from day one, I personally remember everyone (old fogies anyway) screaming at the top of their lungs that hip-hop wouldn’t last and still hear many naysayers boast about how hip-hop is not music. Unfortunately, no one has the power to dictate what music is; they can only simply state what their musical preferences are and nothing more. Anyone who attempts to do otherwise is simply mistaken. I could have chosen several other words besides “mistaken,” but for lack of the desire to debate with those that are “mistaken,” I will stick to that word. At least for now.

This is the full featured documentary. Enjoy!

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