HIP-HOP: Beyond Beats and Rhymes takes an in-depth look at representations of manhood, sexism and homophobia in hip-hop culture. This groundbreaking documentary is a ‘loving critique’ of certain disturbing developments in rap music culture from the point of view of a fan who challenges the art formÕs representations of masculinity. Leading rap and hip-hop artists including Mos Def, Busta Rhymes, Russell Simmons are interviewedÑand pressedÑto answer some difficult questions about the violent and sexually explicit content of many hip-hop songs and videos.