FREESTYLE / THE ART OF RHYME
TONIGHT @ 8.30PM in THE CUT on C4
Tonight on The Cut at 8.30 on C4 we explore the history of freestyling, improvisational rap--the rarely recorded art
form of rhyming spontaneously, or "off the top of the head." Freestyle / The Art of Rhyme follows the story of a group
of underground hip hop MC's & DJ's from the early 1980's to the present day. Made over the course of more than seven years, mostly with borrowed or
stolen cameras by a co-operative of students, b-boys, DJs, and MCs know as The Center for Hip-Hop Education, Freestyle
takes the viewer on a journey through the previously unexamined dimensions of hip-hop as a spiritual and community based
Freestyle / The Art of Rhyme is the first film to explore the social and cultural background that led to the current
development of the street poet, or MC. It provides an inside look into the framework of hip-hop culture, its rules,
taboos and social impact. Freestyle is also the first independent film to counter false notions of hip-hop's erroneous
negative and overly aggressive image, therefore providing a unique look at a growing influence in modern American and
world culture. Finally, Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme is the first-time documentary by Kevin Fitzgerald, a young and
talented African-American filmmaker on the rise.
Don't miss it. The Cut, Tonight @ 8.30pm.
Next week on The Cut - THE WHO : THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT