What Can Hip Hop Teach Filmmakers Of The New Black Film Movement On The Horizon?

by Peter D. Marshall

by Cynthia Reid.

I have to admit, I’ve been in a time warp when it comes to music lately (I’ll take Sade and Public Enemy easily over Lil Wayne).  However, when the Watch The Throne album by Jay-Z and Kanye West dropped recently, I had to stop and take notice.

While the opinions of the album ran the gamut (Ava DuVernay calls it a “Black Nationalist Masterpiece for the New Millenium” HERE), I was more impressed that this genre of music can still generate so much frenzied anticipation and is still relevant thirty plus years later since its inception.  That got me thinking…What can the new, emerging black film movement learn from the hip hop scene?  Yes, I know hip hop has its share of ugliness but what positive pointers can we take away and apply? Here’s my list:

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