Beat This: A Hip-Hop History

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Beat This: A Hip-Hop History
Directed by Dick Fontaine
Narrated by Imhotep Gary Byrd
Distributed by BBC
Release date(s) 1984 (1984)
Running time 60 minutes
Language English

Beat This: A Hip-Hop History is a 1984 BBC documentary film about hip-hop culture, directed by Dick Fontaine.[1] The cast includes Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Kool Herc — the film includes footage from Herc's original dance parties — The Cold Crush Brothers, Jazzy Jay, Brim Fuentes, and The Dynamic Rockers.[2] It is narrated by Imhotep Gary Byrd.[3][4] Originally part of the Arena television series, it was among the first crop of documentaries about hip-hop.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larry Getlen, "A Better Vibe", Wesleyan (Wesleyan University alumni magazine), Issue IV 2006, 28–32. p.28.
  2. ^ a b Beat This: a Hip Hop History screening at Saddlers Wells, www.britishhiphop.co.uk. Retrieved 4 March 2007.
  3. ^ Beat This: a Hip Hop History screening at Saddlers Wells, www.britishhiphop.co.uk, 12 April 2006. Retrieved 4 March 2007.
  4. ^ Beat This: A Hip-Hop History at the Internet Movie Database Accessed online 4 March 2007.

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