Hip Hop Beyond B

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Brennan Woods Professor Walton English 102 G Composition II January 29, 2010 The Hip-Hop Epidemic: With focus on the African America race Byron Hurt has won numerous awards as a filmmaker, a published writer, and as an anti- sexist activist. His most recent documentary that he wrote, produced, and directed is, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. It was later broadcast nationally on the Emmy award-winning PBS series Independent Lens , drawing an audience of more than 1.3 million viewers. In Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes , hip-hop fans begin to questioned the staggering effect that hip-hop has had on young black men through encouraging thuggish violence, misogyny, clownish behavior and crude materialism. Byron Hurt dares the hip-hop industry in particular musicians and fans to begin to revaluate hip-hop culture. In his film, he speaks of artists and writers who write songs about calling women the B word. He also criticizes songs dealing with drugs and killing others. In order to support his thesis that hip-hop has changed dramatically from its original purpose or roots, he went to Florida for an event being held by a popular hip hop network. At this event, he greatly proves his point, while at the different events most free styled and battled. Many of the
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