In 2004, I interviewed hip-hop mogul, Russell Simmons, about sexism and misogyny in the rap game at a hip-hop summit in Detroit, MI. Check out what Simmons had to say about the sexism and misogyny expressed by male rappers from the hip-hop generation, versus the sexism and misogyny exhibited by men from previous generations. Do you agree or disagree with Simmons' comments? Has the level of sexism and misogyny decreased, or increased, since the release of my 2006 documentary film, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes?

Look out for more unreleased footage from Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes in September 2013, as part of a project called Beyond Beats and Rhymes interactive (BBRi), funded by the Ford Foundation. You will be able to watch provocative scenes and clips of previously unseen raw footage, then share your comments in an interactive online community conversation via my website, and on social media. I'm looking forward to sharing new material with you that you've never seen before!

Stay tuned!

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