The Daily Gamecock

Museum of Art hosts film series

Producer speaks on behalf of hip-hop, shares experience

Those in the audience of the “Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Film Series” event Friday at the Columbia Museum of Art erupted in laughter during a screening of the 2006 documentary “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes” when Busta Rhymes said “We duct tape families, dude.”

The statement was one of the lighter moments of the film, which touches on hot topics of masculinity, homophobia and sexism in the hip-hop industry.

Blaming the industry for hate and violence, the film pairs together interviews with artists, academics and fans to make its point.

Grammy Award winning producer Patrick Douthit, also known as 9th Wonder, gave a lecture in defense of hip hop, explaining his experience.