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Fear of A Black Hat

Envisioned as a rap This Is Spinal Tap, 1994’s mockumentary about Niggaz With Hats remains the best hip-hop film of all, taking on obvious targets (misogynist lyrics) and sacred cows (political rap) alike. For N.W.H. leader Ice Cold, played by director-screenwriter Rusty Cundieff, everything is a metaphor. Defending the song “Booty Juice,” he digs deep: “On the political tip, all we saying is… we gonna get that ass.” The DVD includes commentary from Cundieff, who seems perennially amused at his youthful impudence.

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