The Darker Side of Black (1994)

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  • On the Darker Side of Black Working
  • The Dark Side of Black Alternative


An investigation of the social and political influences on Rap and Raga music and its hard core proponents. Explores class, commercial marketing, the legacy of colonialism, fundamentalist faith and the fears governing black masculinity and heterosexual normality. Filmed in London, Jamaica and the U.S.A. Includes dance-hall and hip-hop club scenes, interviews, and music video clips.

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