即兴说唱Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme(2000)
导演: Kevin Fitzgerald
主演: Mos Def …. Himself / Tupac Shakur …. Himself (archive footage) / Eminem …. Himself (archive footage) / Tariq Trotter …. Himself (archive footage) / Planet Asia …. Himself / Crazy Legs …. Himself / Jurassic 5 …. Themselves (archive footage) / The Last Poets …. Themselves / Wordsworth …. Himself / Otherwize …. Himself / The Notorious B.I.G. …. Himself (archive footage) / Divine Styler …. Himself / Kirby Dominant …. Himself / Bobitto Boots …. Himself / Lord Finesse …. Himself / Craig G …. Himself / Akim Funk Buddah …. Himself / Freestyle Fellowship …. Themselves / Medusa …. Herself / The Lyricist Lounge …. Themselves / Supernatural …. Himself / Sway …. Himself / Eluard Burt …. Himself / Ahmir-Khalib Thompson …. Himself (archive footage
类型: 纪录片 / 音乐
片长: 60 分钟 / 74 分钟
又名: Freestyle (USA) (short title)
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.