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Lyricist Lounge: Dirty States of  America
Lyricist Lounge Dirty States of America
Genres: Action & Adventure, Music Video & Concerts
NR     2004     1hr 35min

The untold story of Southern Hip-Hop! In a commercial music industry which has lost its way artistically and creatively, Southern Hip-Hop is steeped in spirituality and struggle and is deeply rooted in slavery, the civil r...  more »


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Genres: Action & Adventure, Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/01/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Right On... On point
stevey wundar | Houston | 12/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I originally saw the second half of this documentary on MTV2 (shocking, I know) in June/July 2004. But I'd been talking about buying this to watch it in its entirety for about a year and a half.

It's a must have for both old school and nu skool hip hop heads.

I'm from the North, but have lived recently in the South and the fact of the matter is there are cultural differences between the two regions that play out in music.

This documentary gives a face with historical and cultural backdrops to the roots of Southern hip hop including a thriving and profitable underground culture misunderstood if not altogether ignored by outsiders.

Rap, DJ, hip hop sound and stylistic differences are documented showing the diversity and contributions of everyone from MIA to ATL to Memphis to H-Town (and PAT) and of course The Big Easy are discussed in depth.

You'll see your favorite underground cats like UGK, DJ Screw, Hitman Sammy Sam and the incomparable ESG right alongside your David Banners, Juveniles, T.I.s, Lukes, Paul Walls, Chamillionaires and Geto Boys providing commentary on why they've been so successful, what they've added to hip hop culture and also why Southern hip hop doesn't get the respect it deserves outside the region.

I think most hip hop fans just need to take the time to understand the culture first of all. Secondly, they need to realize that Southern hip hop cats are appropriating the culture (adding on to it creatively). And finally, they should accept and appreciate the fact that Southern hip hop culture is different and that's cool.

I'm from country ass, but citified Indianapolis. I been listening to hip hop, born and raised on the Kool G. Raps, Rakims, LL Cool Js, Jay-Zs, Nas, WuTangs, Fugees, Biggies, TuPacs and Public Enemys of the World.

But you know what? After living in Houston and actually taking the time to learn about Southern hip hop, I can ride to my Nas and AZ just as much as Lil Scrappy, OutKast, Slim Thug, 50/50 Twin and Paul Wall.

The South has a spirit and strength all its own as this documentary reveals. The sooner folks recognize and respect it, the better.

Must have for any Southern Hip Hop Fan
Christ Khodadadi | ATLanta, GA | 09/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you appreciate Southern Hip Hop...this doc covers pretty much the bases. Production is well done and the topics and artists they touch are wide and varied."
Hotness for real
Neville H. Oliver Jr. | 02/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i began listening to music from the south in the mid nintees and this music has eveolved into what we hear today this was a great dvd what was missing though to me was outkast they have been missing from most music dvd's ryhme and reason, the show etc and this is a damn shame that is the only draw back to this set other than that it is a great overview of the musical movement going on in the south at the present time."