Pick Up the Mic: The Revolution of Homohop

Pick Up the Mic: The Revolution of Homohop

Director: Alex Hinton

Cast: Alex Hinton, Aggracyst, Johnny Dangerous, Deadlee

     
 
Rap is a musical form that (at least in terms of its most popular artists) has long been dominated by strong and angry male voices, most of whom display a deep and aggressive machismo in their boastful, verbally combative lyrics. More than a few noted rappers have revealed bitterly homophobic attitudes in their verses (as well as less than enlightened

Overview

Rap is a musical form that (at least in terms of its most popular artists) has long been dominated by strong and angry male voices, most of whom display a deep and aggressive machismo in their boastful, verbally combative lyrics. More than a few noted rappers have revealed bitterly homophobic attitudes in their verses (as well as less than enlightened perspectives on women), but what many mainstream hip-hop fans don't know is there is a growing underground music scene in which gay and lesbian artists are putting a new spin on rap. Pick Up the Mic is a documentary which profiles the rise of queer hip-hop, examining a wide range of lyricists and DJs ranging from transgendered Caucasian Katastrophe to the deep-soulful California crew Deep Dickollective. In additional to offering a diverse range of viewpoints and both music and the gay and lesbian experience, the film presents a range of performances, from the conscious verse of Dutchboy to the proto-gangster swagger of Deadlee. Pick Up the Mic is the first feature-length documentary from filmmaker Alex Hinton, who earlier focused on the gay punk scene in his film Queercore.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/23/2009
UPC:
0884501121668
Original Release:
2005
Source:
PLANET JANICE FILMS
Region Code:
0
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:35:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Over 40 minutes of deleted scenes

Related Subjects

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Aggracyst Participant
Johnny Dangerous Participant
Deadlee Participant
Deep Dickollective Participant
Dutchboy Participant
Tori Fixx Participant
God-Des Participant
JB Rap Participant
JenRO Participant
Juba Kalamka Participant
Katastrophe Participant
Money Mark Participant
Mister Maker Participant
Paradigm Pictures Participant
Qboy Participant
Scream Club Participant
Marcus Rene Van Participant
Tim'm T. West Participant
Miss Money Participant
Oboy Participant

Technical Credits
Alex Hinton Director,Cinematographer,Editor,Screenwriter
Bret Berg Associate Producer,Camera Operator
Stephen Nemeth Executive Producer
Scott Rader Sound/Sound Designer
Alan Skinner Editor,Producer
Charles Solomon Executive Producer
Andy Wombwell Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Pick Up the Mic: The Revolution of Homohop
2. No Fagz Allowed [4:52]
3. Rainbow Flava [4:01]
4. Peace Out World Homohop Festival [2:45]
5. Juba Kalamka & Deep Dickollective [4:04]
6. Tim'm T. West [3:57]
7. Tim'm Meets Fukwon [6:21]
8. Jenro [4:27]
9. Katastrophe [7:40]
10. The Urban Hermitt & Marcus Rene Van [4:42]
11. Miss Money Meets Dutchboy [10:03]
12. Dutchboy & Lea [2:07]
13. Paradigm & Peace Out East [2:37]
14. Aggracyst [2:50]
15. Qboy & Gayhiphop.com [3:40]
16. Tori Fixx [4:35]
17. Johnny Dangerous [:15]
18. God-Des [6:12]
19. Community [10:34]

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