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Beat This!: A Hip-Hop History

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Published on Jan 1, 2014

Beat This!: A Hip-Hop History is a 1984 BBC documentary film about hip-hop culture, directed by Dick Fontaine. The cast includes Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Kool Herc - the film includes footage from Herc's original dance parties — The Cold Crush Brothers, Jazzy Jay, Brim Fuentes, and The Dynamic Rockers, and is narrated by Imhotep Gary Byrd. Originally part of the Arena television series, it was among the first crop of documentaries about hip-hop.

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    • Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa, John Miller, John Robie
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    • Renegades Of Funk (12$quot; Vocal Version) (Remastered)
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    • Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force
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    • The Tommy Boy Story, Vol. 1
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    • Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa, John Miller, John Robie
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • WMG (on behalf of Tommy Boy Music, LLC); UBEM, SOLAR Music Rights Management, Abramus Digital, LatinAutor - Warner Chappell, Warner Chappell, Sony ATV Publishing, LatinAutor - SonyATV, CMRRA, BMI - Broadcast Music Inc., LatinAutor, and 15 Music Rights Societies

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