Freestyle: the Art of Rhyme

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Freestyle: the Art of Rhyme

  • 2005
  • Directed By: Kevin Fitzgerald
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 72 Minutes
  1. Saturday, October 24, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Image from the film Freestyle
Freestyle examines the art of improvisation, a musical practice common to every genre, and one that connects contemporary hip-hop to its roots. Focusing primarily on improvised rapping by underground hip-hop artists, the film also contains rare footage of some of rap’s precursors, such as sermons, toasts, and the spoken-word performances of the Last Poets. But its many displays of skillful, improvised rhyming make Freestyle a stunning celebration of rappers at their most brilliant. Contains strong language.
(2K DCP Presentation)