Rhyme & Reason (film)

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Rhyme & Reason
Theatrical Release Poster
Directed by Peter Spirer
Produced by Daniel Sollinger
Edited by Andy Robertson
Distributed by Miramax
Release date
USA March 5, 1997
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Rhyme & Reason is a 1997 documentary film about rap and hip hop. Documentary filmmaker Peter Spirer interviewed over 80 significant artists in rap and hip hop music. This documentary explores the history of hip hop culture, how rap evolved to become a major cultural voice (and a multi-billion dollar industry), and what the artists have to say about the music's often controversial images and reputation. Interview subjects range from veteran old-school rappers, such as Kurtis Blow, KRS-One and Chuck D, to west coast rap icons Ice-T, Dr. Dre, and MC Eiht, to several current rap hitmakers, including Wu-Tang Clan, The Fugees, and Sean "Puffy" Combs.

The film was released to 280 theaters, earning $1,608,277 during its theatrical run.

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The following artists were interviewed in the documentary:


Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
U.S. U.S. R&B
1997 Rhyme & Reason
  • Released:January 14, 1997
  • Label: Priority
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