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The Original Classic DVD

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.

UPCOMING SCREENINGS (director's cut)

 

Vancouver @ The Rio Theater, July 2nd

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Toronto @ Big Picture Cinema, July 12th

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Rochester, NY @ The Little Theater, July 27th

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Chicago, IL @ ICE Theater, August 7th

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NYC @ WORDS, July 20th

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London, UK @ Rough Trade - TBA

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Orlando,FL - TBA

 

Las Vegas,NV - TBA

 

New Orleans @ Press Street,

July 30th

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