Monday, November 2, 2009

Hip Hop Documentary: Beyond Beats & Rhymes

I am a big fan of hip hop.. have been for most of my life... But so often I find myself defending it from what its become in the commercial scheme of things.  Watching this video was both informative and very reflective for me.  I suggest anyone out there should see it, its a great place to start.  

HIP-HOP: BEYOND BEATS AND RHYMES is a riveting documentary that examines representations of gender roles in hip-hop and rap music through the lens of filmmaker Byron Hurt, a former college quarterback turned activist. Conceived as a “loving critique” from a self-proclaimed “hip-hop head,” Hurt examines issues of masculinity, sexism, violence and homophobia in today’s hip-hop culture.

Halloween in NYC

October 31, 2009 in Greenwich Village, Manhattan NY
ghoul on the LIRR train heading into Penn StationPhotobucket