Synopsis by Mark Deming
Adapted from the acclaimed book of the same name, Hip Hop Immortals is a documentary which examines the roots and influences of hip-hop culture, and how hip-hop has impacted the larger American culture around it. Exploring more than just rap music, Hip Hop Immortals also digs into the world of street fashion, graffiti, and underground linguistics, and demonstrates how the music and style that speaks of the street has become a dominant cultural movement -- and how, for good or ill, its iconography has been absorbed by corporate culture. The film includes interviews with literally dozens of notable hip-hop artists, including Snoop Dogg, Flavor Flav, De La Soul, Jam Master Jay, Lil' Kim, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Gang Starr, Schoolly D, and more.
culture [social culture], generation, hip-hop-music, lifestyle, marketing, music-scene, roots [origins], street-culture, symbolism, underground [counterculture], youth