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Maybe better than the average freestyle
on August 17, 2015
Interesting to see these emcees and djs I grew up on, looking mostly the same, but having gray hairs sneaking out the beards and doo-rags. Lol. How time flies...
Decent documentary. But the interview-then-acapella-freestyle format gets old sooner than you want, cuz (1) too many Q&As ain't illuminating and (2) most freestyles ain't interesting lyrically, rhythmically, structurally and content-wise.
Also, there's a lotta genius absent. E.g., Slick Rick, Bahamadia, L-Boogie, TCQ, Busta, Meth, Brand Nubian (Puba & Sadat), Outkast, Pharcyde, Jay, Talib, Latifah.
RIPs at the end is a nice touch though.
Bottom Line On Top: This is worth checking out. But there's at least one more hopefully definitive documentary on emceeing to be made.