BEAT THIS! “A HIP HOP History” (1984)

Beat This: A Hip-Hop History is a 1984 BBC documentary film about hip-hop culture, directed by Dick Fontaine. The cast includes Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Kool Herc — the film includes footage from Herc’s original dance parties — The Cold Crush Brothers, Jazzy Jay, Brim Fuentes, and The Dynamic Rockers.[2] It is narrated by Imhotep Gary Byrd.[3][4] Originally part of the Arena television series, it was among the first crop of documentaries about hip-hop.

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