Scott , Tone Def Mark Christopher Lawrence and a series of disappearing white managers. . The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Despite this, Cundieff manages to slip in the odd original, and half-decent gag. As Cundieff knows, the manufactured controversies surrounding rap--e. Some of the satire is clever, but overall, no restraint or taste has been exercised. The barrage of insider references shouldn't intimidate the uninitiated, however.
This, on the other hand, slavishly copies the original, virtually to the point of plagiarism. Rev Brother Pastor Deacon Dr Doug. They always have white managers, they explain, because their managers are always being killed, and so it would be wrong to subject a brother to such a risk. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then director Rob Reiner must be feeling one flattered bunny. Every rap cliché is on display: sex, sexism, violent imagery and paint-peeling profanity -- all of it, the group insists, with a deeper political meaning -- plus the inevitable rivalry with other rappers and ultimately themselves.
The matching attributes are highlighted in bold. Record company executives kowtow to them. Give them hats, and a revolution was born. The language is a literal torrent of obscenity, and the film contains material that is more offensive and grotesque than anything in memory which has carried an R rating. Niggaz With Hats , this uproarious 'mockumentary' lampoons all of hardcore rap's hot-button issues.
When a white rapper named Vanilla Sherbet annoys them in front of the camera, they beat him up. When the group finds its name missing from a concert hall marquee, they pull guns on the promoters. Cast: , , , , , , Director: Genres: Production Co: Oakwood Productions, Incorporated Television Company Distributors: Columbia TriStar Home Video, Avatar Films Keywords: , , , , ,. Scott , Tone Def Mark Christopher Lawrence and a series of disappearing white managers. Mabel Ann Jackson Rest of cast listed alphabetically:. The intermittent fun of this satire comes with an unacceptable price tag.
He accounts for the group's name by rewriting history on the spot, explaining that in the days of slavery, field hands were not allowed to wear hats in the sun, and thus were too tired at the end of the day to revolt. Funny and occasionally original, this suffers only from too close a resemblance to its rock forefather. Advertisement Her questions are softballs, lobbed underhand to the band members, who reply with cliches and hyperbole so lovingly manufactured they're sometimes hard to tell from the statements of real rappers. Briskly edited and consistently funny, Cundieff's fast-moving film is slick enough--and bawdy enough--to earn wide appeal. Along the way we meet band members Tasty Taste Scott , Tone Def Lawrence and Ice Cold Cundieff as they bicker, split up and inevitably reform for one last show. Film Editing by Casting By Production Design by Set Decoration by Costume Design by Makeup Department. Rap music is faced with an essentially comic paradox, which is that the art form must find a way to safely exist in the mass media while at the same time projecting angry anti-social attitudes.
Vanilla Sherbet as Devin Kamienny. The world of rap music is so ripe for a satirical bashing that perhaps only Political Correctness delayed one for so long. It's a neat trick to denunciate society and collect Grammys with the same album. On the whole though, as Spinal Tap themselves discovered, there is a very fine line between clever and stupid. At their core, these guys are greedy, shallow, lewd, and crude, full of phony rationalizations about their advocacy of violence and their abusive posture toward women.
Every rap cliché is on display: sex, sexism, violent imagery and paint-peeling profanity -- all of it, the group insists, with a deeper political meaning -- plus the inevitable rivalry with other rappers and ultimately themselves. Girl in Hot Tub uncredited Produced by. Seuss, the rappers trumpet their political seriousness, but their actions betray a self-destructive streak of violence, sexism, and stupidity. Girl in Hot Tub uncredited. Blackburn questions the group's three members--Ice Cold Cundieff , Tasty-Taste Larry B. Plot: hip hop, rivalry, mexican standoff, music, friends, partners, music band, manipulations, artists and showbiz, hip hop culture, social differences, society, dishonesty, cons and scams, figment, musician, female nudity, racial slur, feud, urination, music video, talking to the camera, rapper, music industry, fictional band. Musically, Cundieff doesn't miss much either.
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