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.