There's an endless philosophical showdown in the rap community. Some have fallen in the struggle. Others have just wasted countless hours bullshitting on stoops and in barbershops, debating whether hip-hop is for dancing, or for revolution.
Obviously the truth lies somewhere in the middle. But while Furious Force of Rhymes director Joshua Atesh Litle acknowledges boom bap's park jam roots, his focus leans decidedly toward the genre's more rebellious side.
After eleven years the Roxbury International Film Festival
looks like its going to expand its boundaries, and not just by adding the word
"International" to the title. They've got around fifty titles in their program
from several different countries and it runs from July 29 to August 1 at a
number of local venues including the MFA, the Wentworth Institute, Mass College
of Art, and others.