Press Releases for Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

  1. Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

    January 4, 2007

    Visit the program companion website >> (San Francisco, CA)—HIP-HOP: Beyond Beats and Rhyme sis a fascinating, personal and heartfelt documentary that goes beyond the bling to explore gender roles in hip-hop and rap music through the lens of filmmaker Byron Hurt, a former college quarterback turned activist. Conceived as a “loving critique”

  2. Beyond Beats and Rhymes Premieres in Spectrum Program at 2006 Sundance Film Festival

    January 18, 2006

    (San Francisco) BEYOND BEATS AND RHYMES: A Hip-Hop Head Weighs in on Manhood in Hip-Hop Culture, is a riveting documentary that examines representations of gender roles in hip-hop and rap music through the lens of filmmaker Byron Hurt, a former college quarterback turned activist. Conceived as a “loving critique” from a self-proclaimed “Hip-Hop Head,”

  3. Beyond Beats and Rhymes: Director's Statement from Byron Hurt

    January 18, 2006

    About five years ago, in 2000, I was watching the rap music video countdown on BET's Rap City—one of my favorite pastimes—when I noticed that nearly every video appeared to be the same. They all featured guys throwing money at the camera, dudes in fancy cars showing off their “iced-out” jewelry and, of course, lots of barely dressed, sexually available women

  4. Beyond Beats and Rhymes: Filmmaker Bios

    January 18, 2006

    God Bless the Child Productions, Inc. A Film by: Byron Hurt Directed and Produced by: Byron Hurt Edited and Co-Produced by: Sabrina Schmidt Gordon Executive Produced by: Stanley Nelson GOD BLESS THE CHILD PRODUCTIONS, INC. is a documentary production company that creates socially relevant, cutting-edge documentary films for diverse national and