Fear of a Black Hat [Explicit Lyrics]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Rusty Cundieff's satirical mockumentary Fear of a Black Hat was billed as rap's answer to This Is Spinal Tap, and while it didn't quite match that film's brilliance -- partly because it was admittedly derivative, partly because it was less subtle and its dialogue less dense -- its sendups of hip-hop clichés and personalities were deadly accurate and frequently hilarious. Nearly every song on the soundtrack was co-written by Cundieff, and most parody specific songs or artists with wicked glee. What's just as impressive, however, is the attention paid to the variety of production styles among those artists. It's no mean feat to replicate sounds as diverse as those of Snoop ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Rusty Cundieff's satirical mockumentary Fear of a Black Hat was billed as rap's answer to This Is Spinal Tap, and while it didn't quite match that film's brilliance -- partly because it was admittedly derivative, partly because it was less subtle and its dialogue less dense -- its sendups of hip-hop clichés and personalities were deadly accurate and frequently hilarious. Nearly every song on the soundtrack was co-written by Cundieff, and most parody specific songs or artists with wicked glee. What's just as impressive, however, is the attention paid to the variety of production styles among those artists. It's no mean feat to replicate sounds as diverse as those of Snoop Dogg, C+C Music Factory, PM Dawn, N.W.A., LL Cool J, Public Enemy, and Licensed to Ill-era Beastie Boys, but Fear of a Black Hat apes them all in elaborate detail. That's what sets it apart from the similarly conceived CB4, and that's what makes it such an entertaining listen even apart from the film.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/2000
  • Label: Avatar
  • UPC: 693921000626
  • Catalog Number: 10006

Album Credits

Performance Credits
N*ggaz With Hats Track Performer
Homie Ric O. Track Performer
Technical Credits
Conley Abrams Engineer
Paul Arnold Engineer
Fred Howard Engineer
Larry Robinson Producer
Calvin Broadus Composer
Stuart Blatt Production Design
William Christopher Gorog Executive Producer
Darin Scott Producer
Rusty Cundieff Director, Soundtrack Executive Producer
Jay Baurista Producer
Jay Bautista Producer
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