Black Entertainment : Freestyle.. the Art of rhyme documentary

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    Thanks this is great. I'm only 5 minutes in.
     
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    Good lookin' skuderjaymes.
     
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    I really really enjoyed it also.. I watched it a couple of times.. I like how they
    presented more than one side.. how they recognized that the different
    perspective within the community and how they connected it up to culture..
    to the church and jazz and the entire improvisational character of people of
    African descent.. I think it also strengthens my argument to my younger
    cousins that the whole idea of the "battle" changes the energy of what hip hop
    really is.. it turns it into a weapon.. and it was through that kind of mentality
    that we ended up with hip-hop being associated with negativity.. contrast that
    with the concept of the Cipher.. where the focus is on sharing.. creativity..
    community.. cooperation.. and everyone comes away from it closer.. like the
    feeling you get participating in a drum circle.. or performing with a group..
    synergy is addictive.. and positive.. competition, on the other hand is negative
    and destructive.. and when you apply competition to beauty you get the opposite..
    when you apply competition to community, you get the opposite..
    I will always love hip hop as a Form.. and I think we should embrace the
    positive aspects of it and just release the rest.. It's too powerful a medium
    to just walk away from.. it resonates with the kids and can be a great
    teaching tool.. and I don't mean making up raps about history.. I mean
    about Art and Poetry and expression and metaphor and rhythm, etc..


     
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