New Documentary – Hip Hop: The Furious Force of Rhymes (Full Film)

Culture, Films, Music & Hip-Hop

Hip Hop: The Furious Force of Rhymes 

The Grammy Nominated French ‘Afropean’ Hip Hop/Rhythm and Blues Group – Les Nubians

Hip Hop, like the Internet, is a potent tool for education and empowerment. I happen to be an enthusiast of both of these amazing tools.  While on the Internet the other day, I had the fortune of finding this incredible free documentary by the Smithsonian Channel, Hip Hop: The Furious Force of Rhymes. This film directed by Joshua Atesh Litle, embedded below, explores Hip Hop’s history and role as an instrument for empowerment and a voice for marginalized communities worldwide. This documentary begins by examining the origins of the Hip Hop universe with Busy Bee Starski and Grandmaster Caz. The film  moves from the Bronx in the late 1970s and follows the diffusion of this amazing cultural movement through time and space to cities in Europe, the Middle East, South America and Africa. This is not your typical Hip Hop documentary focusing on the meteoric rise of this phenomenon in terms of commercial viability. Instead, this documentary focuses on the ability of Hip Hop to connect people to the struggles of others in similar struggles, irrespective of their nationality, language, ethnicity or religion. It is this ability of Hip Hop, to speak to and for the voiceless, that makes it such a powerful asset for humanity. This film contains poignant and insightful commentary by the legendary Hip Hop journalist and activist, Davey D and others. This film undoubtedly shows the true power and potential of Hip Hop. It is an honor to share this film with you and I hope it uplifts and inspires you as much as it did me. It is up to us to tell the true story of Hip Hop and shape the future of our world! Let your voice be heard, leave a comment and share this with your Facebook friends and Twitter followers!

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5 thoughts on “New Documentary – Hip Hop: The Furious Force of Rhymes (Full Film)

  1. Hi, I’m doing an assignment for school based on this movie, I was wonder if there is a way I’d be able to watch it, being that the video is on private. I’d truly appreciate it!

    1. Hi Simone…I myself don’t even have access to change the settings on that video. I would visit Smithsonian.com who produced and broadcasted the film to see if they have it up or will be broadcasting it soon. You may be able to find it elsewhere on the internet. Another good doc on HipHop is Beyond Beats and Rhymes and that isn’t private. Good luck

  2. Hi,

    I am doing an assignment on this movie for a class, I was wondering if there was a way I could watch it, being that it is on private? I’d truly appreciate it.

    Best,

    Simone

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