Even as they get busted for obscenity and lose their fifth manager to gunfire during a fight with a rival gangsta band, Niggaz With Hats stay atop the charts with hits like "Guerrillas in the, Midst" and "Booty Juice."

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She chooses N.W.H.

Ice Cold shaking the peanuts out of his pants is burned in my brain forever. and Ice T--sell records, even as they heighten racial tensions, mock black masculinity, and trivialize the, aspirations of real activists. | Ric Ocasek, This page was last edited on 13 October 2020, at 12:06. Although the three stars of FEAR OF A BLACK HAT carry their comically dimwitted personas off with perfect, straight-faced sincerity, the real strength of the film lies in Cundieff's dead-eye satirical take on the hypocritical, mutually exploitative relationship between rap, the music business, and corporate news media. It's still hilarious, though, a refreshing, concentrated blast of silliness spoofing NWA, Public Enemy, Ice T playing a cop in New Jack City, probably some stuff I'm not cool enough to know about, and security guards ("Fuck the Security Guards"). Along with the film's title and its central characters, there are other characters seen briefly who are parodies of real-life prominent figures in hip-hop: (Niggaz With Hats), a notorious trio of gangsta rappers whose members — leader Ice Cold (played by writer-directer Cundieff), ”sergeant at arms” Tasty-Taste (Larry B. Scott), and DJ Tone-Def (Mark Christopher Lawrence) — sport outlandish Dr. Suess-style headgear, in what they claim is a rebuke to the days when bareheaded slaves would get dazed by the sun. Ice dedicates himself to house music; Tasty brings out a diss track in which he curses Ice; and Tone Def becomes a hippie (with obvious references to "flower rappers," such as P.M. [1][2][3][4], Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Reviews/Film; Giving the 'Spinal Tap' Treatment to Rap", "Movie Review : 'Black Hat' Tries to Give the 'Spinal' Treatment to Rap", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fear_of_a_Black_Hat&oldid=983292910, Articles needing additional references from September 2017, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. you're probably not familiar with the original story of rap group N.W.A. I watched just because it made me laugh at 3 a.m., and any movie that can do that warrants at least a test screening. Rusty and the guys created a masterpiece I would highly recommend this movie to any one with a sense of humor. It's too bad this movie didn't get the credit it deserved, as it was overshadowed by CB4 during their releases, but in my opinion is a much better film. The aim is more focused, the satire is better focused, and to be honest, it's funnier. Movies. New dream is to see it with an audience. The film is told from the point of view of Nina Blackburn (Kasi Lemmons), a sociologist who analyzes hip hop as a form of communication for her degree. N.W.H. None sees much success until they ultimately reunite for a triumphant comeback in which their differences have been set aside, at least for the time being.

Nineteen years before winning a Razzie for taking part in Movie 43, Rusty Cundieff created this satire of hip hop and rap.

Cundieff reserves special venom for counterfeit nationalists who exploit the music for money and power--although he's not mentioned by name, one target of Cundieff's wit is quite possibly Nelson George, author of high-minded books on black culture and producer of the, Musically, Cundieff doesn't miss much either. One of the reasons why this movies was so funny was that it makes fun of rap from a different.

Anyone who grew up watching MTV will love it and if you didn't, rent it anyway,the "My Peanuts" and "A Gangster's life" videos are worth the three bucks alone. The group's name, members reveal, is intended to mark the difference between slaves who toiled in the fields bareheaded and, the strong, contemporary black men the group claims to represent--in the words of Ice Cold, "Yo, we got hats. It appears that much of the hip hop life style and creed hasn't changed much over the years. They are essentially the same movie, just about different worlds, and yes, the same jokes work in both movies.

You can tell that Cundieff and everyone else involved in the production clearly have a love for the rap and hip hop genres of music but also have no problem making fun of it and satirizing it. Fear of a Black Hat. Marty Rabinow: N.W.H. 's manager; his name is similar to Rainbow, which is a joke on Jewish names containing colors (e.g. The satirical sequel isn't as good as the original, but what is? Almost beat-for-beat Spinal Tap (This is Spinal Rap?

I have a weirdly long history of almost watching this movie. My personal favorite: "Back in the time of slaves, they didn't have hats to protect them from the sun, so at the end of the day they were too tired to revolt.

It was deriviative from This Is Spinal Tap, sometimes blatantly, but this film still stood on it's own as an original, intelligent, and funny satire. KEVIИ HДWKIИS 1,000 films 2,185 69 Edit, Updated to remove any movies in "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", and my Ultimate Film Canon lists…, Darren Carver-Balsiger 629 films 1,226 585 Edit, Made this list for my friend Alex.

Film data from TMDb. Many hip hop controversies are spoofed as well, including feuds, racial appropriation, censorship, greedy record companies, and many others. Many of the jokes are too literal (a goof on Vanilla Ice named Vanilla Sherbet).

Pretty good performances all around, too. ("Niggaz With Hats"), a play on the name of the popular group N.W.A In many ways, Fear of a Black Hat is similar to the satirical film about early 1980s heavy metal This is Spinal Tap. They react to situations like any of us might. So I filed it away that I should see this movie. They offer jaw-dropping explanations why songs such as "Booty Juice" and "Come and Pet the P.U.S.S.Y." Embarking on solo careers, Ice Cold releases "Come Pet The P.U.S.S.Y. and you know, im sorry i dont have any better comments, but damnit, go get the movie and watch it, and then make all your friends watch it too, just like im gonna. When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the... "Miss World 1970: The launch of a revolution", "If it chooses you, nothing can save you. Comparisons to This Is Spinal Tap, while truthful, fail to capture the mockumentary's care for its subjects. The film is a comedic mockumentary depicting the perspective of a filmmaker as she trails a hardcore gangsta rap group called N.W.H. i've just read the most recent remarks about this movie and i would like to respond. Reviews: Fear of a Black Hat. She familiarizes herself with the band members, their beliefs, and their often strange behavior. I picked up the movie with no cover and not even knowing what it was, but when I watched it I laughed so hard.

Fall down funny. ... NWH (the H stands for hats) beats up a white rapper named "vanilla sherbet," there's a "Black auteur" character named "jike spingleton" who says to camera "to john and to spike and to matty, you stole my shit!

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