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 The film will be available for one week, until August 14th, so take advantage while you can.

Byron Hunt, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes filmmaker

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.”

Watch Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes online until August 14th >>

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