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Hip-Hop: Art or Poison? (Part I) #859270

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Feb 24, 2007
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(Studio: Rick Sanchez) Report introduced.

(Studio: Paula Zahn) The controversy over hip-hop music and culture examined; excerpts from music videos and the documentary “Hip-Hop: Beyond the Beats and Rhymes” shown. [“Vibe” magazine editor-in-chief Danyel SMITH†, singer Mary J. BLIGE†- comment on freedom of expression.] [Rap pioneer Grandmaster CAZ†- comments on gangsta rap replacing the black movement.] [Filmmaker Byron HURT†- comments on the depiction of women in the videos.] [Entrepreneur Russell SIMMONS†- says rappers are reflections of our sad truth.] [Rapper Yung JOC†- comments on the use of derogatory words to talk about women.] Results of a CNN poll on whether hip-hop is art or poison cited.

Sanchez, Rick;
Zahn, Paula

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