And now to educate yourself and your loved ones (haters, you too) on some of the best Hip-Hop you’ve never heard of before. From the same producers who brought you the Academy nominated Murderball, Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme is the classic independent film that covers one of the most commonly misused terms and elements in Hip-Hop: the freestyle. Not only does the film have interviews and battles with legendary artists like Mos Def, The Notorious B.I.G., Lord Finesse, The Roots, Jurassic-5,
Craig G, Supernatural vs. Craig G, KRS-One, Wu-Tang Clan, AESOP Rock, EL-P, Slug, and others, it also has footage from The Lyricist Lounge, Project Blowed, and The Wake Up Show.
I hear people complaining, or at least they should be, that enough films aren’t made on Hip-Hop anymore. Well, here’s a great place to start. Just watch the trailer below for another reason to add this movie to your collection.
For emcees, you can head to the film’s Soundcloud page to find out more details on to be featured on their upcoming soundtrack mixtape. For fans of Hip-Hop, head to the website to find out if there will be a screening near you. If there aren’t any, you can purchase your copy of the DVD HERE and a digital copy on iTunes, Google play, or XBox video.
Bryan Hahn (@notupstate)