Monday, March 16, 2015
BEAT THIS! A HIP-HOP HISTORY [DOCUMENTARY]
I am a documentarian and historian by nature I guess. I am always attracted to the informative nature of Hip Hop culture, so it should come as no surprise that this gem strikes my fancy. Beat This! A Hip-Hop History is an early venture into documenting the culture, in a similar vein as Wild Style. Focusing on legendary icons such as Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Jazzy Jay, The Cold Crush Brothers, and others, Beat This! A Hip-Hop History should be added to your hopefully growing catalog of Hip Hop-themed TRUE pieces of film. There are quite a few that doesn't dilute the cultural significance of each element that comprises the Hip Hop sphere. At 54:14, this slice of history should be watched and revered, showcasing where Hip Hop originated, and how no entity can claim to predict its impact on so many facets of existence worldwide.