Synopsis by Mark Deming
In 1992, hip-hop had been around long enough to establish a musical identity of its own, but it was still growing and evolving in exciting ways. While few rap artists were appearing on network television, local shows and cable outlets were picking up the slack to give fans the latest on the new sounds. Hip Hop Time Capsule: The Best of RETV 1992 features little-seen archival material from a cable show called Rap Entertainment, which includes exclusive live performances from KRS-One, Naughty By Nature, Das EFX, and Black Sheep; interviews with Cypress Hill, Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth, and UMC's (featuring Kool Keith); and freestyling from Fu-Schnickens and Da Youngstas. The disc also has classic music videos from Brand Nubian, Public Enemy, Digable Planets, A Tribe Called Quest, Big Daddy Kane, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, and many more.
concert-footage, hip-hop-music, interview, music-scene, music-video, rap-music, retrospective