American Rap Stars (2002)

Genres - Music, Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social Issues, Vocal Music  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

What is the state of the art of hip hop music in the year 2002? Where is the music headed, who are the artists making a difference, and do the boasting and regional rivalries mean anything in post-9/11 America? American Rap Stars is a documentary which takes an in-depth look at the current hip hop scene, and features interviews and performances with some of the most important artists in the business; participants include Snoop Dogg, Outkast, Ludacris, Run DMC, Jay Z Goodie Mob, The Roots, Russell Simmons, and more.

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behind-the-scenes, club [place], hip-hop-music, music-business, music-scene, music-star, rap-music, September 11th