Freestyle The Art of Rhyme: From neighborhood ciphers to the most notorious MC battles, "Freestyle: the Art of Rhyme" captures the electrifying energy of improvisational hip-hop--the rarely recorded art form of rhyming spontaneously. Like preachers and jazz solos, freestyles exist only in the moment, a modern-day incarnation of the African-American storytelling tradition. Shot over a period of more than seven years, it is already an underground cult film in the hip-hop world. The film systematically debunks the false image put out by record companies that hip-hop culture is violent or money-obsessed. Instead, it lets real hip-hop artists, known and unknown, weave their story out of a passionate mix of language, politics, and spirituality.
||Wordsworth, Tariq Trotter, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, Sway, moreSupernatural, Tragedy Styles, Divine Styler, Charles Stewart, Joseph Simmons, Tupac Shakur, Boots Riley, PackFM, Otherwize, The Notorious B.I.G., Pharoahe Monch, Kool Moe Dee, Medusa, Darryl McDaniels, Debi Mazar, Lucas MacFadden, The Lyricist Lounge, Living Legends, Crazy Legs, The Last Poets, Talib Kweli, Ghostface Killah, Jurassic 5, Juice, Robert Garcia, Planet Asia, Bahamadia, Akim Funk Buddah, Eluard Burt, Myo Campbell, John Coltrane, Darkleaf, Mos Def, Kirby Dominant, Eminem, Freestyle Fellowship, Lord Finesse, Kevin Fitzgerald, Richard Fox, Craig G, Kool Herc, Muhammad Ali
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