Byron Hurt’s Hip-Hop Documentary
February 21, 2007 5 Comments
Byron Hurt is a former college football player who was (is?) a huge fan of hip-hop. Upon closer examination of the content of the genre and the images (and stereotypes) of black males it portrays upon its audience, he started asking questions. Hard questions.
His documentary, “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes”, aired on PBS last night. I had never heard of it but managed (by, ahem, chance) to catch it while channel surfing. Needless to say the piece was eye-opening.
From Busta Rhymes evading the ‘homophobia in hip-hop’ question to the President of BET walking away from Hurt’s inquiry about the nature of the videos played on his station, Hurt exposed some issues within this community.
Anyone else watch it?