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Beef II (2004)

BEEF 2 exposes the business of hip hop battles.

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Peter Spirer
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Credited cast:
Keith David ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
50 Cent ... Himself - Shady / Aftermath Recording Artist
B-Real ... Himself - Cypress Hill
Bizarre Bizarre ... Himself - D12
Canibus Canibus ... Himself - Recording Artist
Kino Childers Kino Childers ... Himself - Manager of Royce Da 5'9'
Keith Clinkscales ... Himself - Magazine Publisher
Cypress Hill ... Themselves (archive footage)
Davey D Davey D ... Himself - Hip Hop Historian
D12 D12 ... Themselves (archive footage)
Wendy Day Wendy Day ... Herself - Rap Coalition
DMX ... Himself (archive footage)
Dr. Dre ... Himself (archive footage)
Eminem ... Himself - D12 (archive footage)
EPMD EPMD ... Themselves (archive footage)
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BEEF 2 exposes the business of hip hop battles.

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Rated R for pervasive language and brief drug content | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 2004 (USA) See more »

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QD3 Entertainment See more »
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Beef
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See the first "Beef" first
16 November 2004 | by jezfromhellSee all my reviews

Unless you're fully immersed in the hip hop community, and know all the rivalries, squabbles and in-fighting that's gone on since hip hop's inception, see "Beef" first.

I felt the producers glossed over too much of the pioneer days (EPMD, etc.), and the recreations were kind of silly and irrelevant. I don't think anyone well-acquainted with hip hop culture needs ominous music to relay the potentially dangerous situations brought about by the egos involved.

Aside from these minor complaints, I'd say this is an excellent documentary, giving the lowdown on all the "beefs" between acts from the beginning. I give it a 4 out of 5.


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