As part of Independent Lens‘s Throwback Thursdays series, and in honor of the 40th anniversary of hip-hop music, we’re offering the documentary Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes to watch online for free on PBS.org. The film will be available for one week, until August 14th, so take advantage while you can.
Byron Hunt’s film drew acclaim for its incisive and even-keeled, even critical, overview of some of the issues associated with this important music genre. It’s an “ambitious collage of revealing interviews and pop-culture overviews, employed to illustrate Hurt’s meditation on the uglier aspects of hip-hop culture,” wrote Joe Leydon in Variety. The Boston Globe called the film ”captivating.”
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