Beats Rhymes and Cinema

Beats, Rhymes and Cinema: Menace II Society

By Thomas Hobbs

Screenwriter Tyger Williams reflects on the legacy of the Hughes Brothers’ controversial crime saga, which turns 25 this year.

Beats, Rhymes and Cinema: CB4

By Thomas Hobbs

How a low-budget Chris Rock comedy exposed the absurdity of gangsta rap.

Beats, Rhymes and Cinema: Juice

By Thomas Hobbs

With its thrilling performances and damning anti-gun message, Ernest Dickerson’s portrait of America continues to touch a nerve.

Beats, Rhymes and Cinema: New Jack City

By Thomas Hobbs

The box office success of this 1991 drama forced America to view the crack epidemic from a different perspective.

Beats, Rhymes and Cinema: King of New York

By Thomas Hobbs

How Abel Ferrara’s brutal 1990 gangster flick captured the imagination of the hip hop community.

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