Previously at the ICA - Films
9 Sep 2006
This screening is followed by a Q&A with Mona Ibrahim from the Hip-Hop Association
The Art of 16 Bars is the blueprint for the art form as well as a journey into the mind of the MC: where they came from, what inspired them, how they navigated their way to the top.
Featuring interviews with legendary MCs including Kanye West, Rakim, Jay-Z, KRS-One, Nas, Slick Rick, Q-Tip, Method Man, Common, Russell Simmons, Talib Kweli, 50 Cent, Redman, Jadakiss, Twista, Guru, Raekwon, MC Lyte and Kool Moe Dee among others.
This screening is followed by Funk Hunt, a short film about the journey of an abandoned funk record that ventures through many unexpected hands to become a hip hop hit.
The Art of 16 Bars, USA 2005, dir Peter Spirer, 82 mins.Funk Hunt, USA Dir Romain Gavras, 13 mins.Presented in collaboration with The Hip-Hop Association