Looking for the Perfect Beat (1994)
ID: ITV-01-0142
Format: SD

Extract from South Bank Show. The story of rap and hip hop music as part of black American culture. Rap is just the spoken word over music. Hip hop is the whole culture: the rappers, the dancers, the clothes, the graffiti - the attitude. This film explores the development of the genre, from its origins in the streets and block parties of New York's South Bronx, to the explosion of so-called gangsta rap in Los Angeles. CONTACT US FOR RIGHTS INFORMATION. PLEASE NOTE: B&W clips of James Brown and John Coltrane are not ITV and will require further clearances.