Fear of a Black Hat
Fear of a Black Hat is a 1993 American mockumentary film on the evolution and state of American hip hop music. The film's title is derived from the 1990 Public Enemy album Fear of a Black Planet. First screened at Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 1993, and later released on June 3, 1994, Fear of a Black Hat was written, produced and directed by, and co-stars Rusty Cundieff.
The film is a comedic mockumentary depicting the perspective of a filmmaker as she trails a hardcore gangsta rap group called N.W.H. ("Niggaz With Hats"), a play on the name of the popular group N.W.A In many ways, Fear of a Black Hat is similar to the satirical film about early 1980s heavy metal This is Spinal Tap.
|keywords||black community communication credibility diss track dj esoteric esotericism gangsta rap groupie heavy metal heavy metal music hippie house music macabre n.w.a p.m. dawn remember rose jackson running gag slave slavery sociologist strange behavior street credibility thesis this is spinal tap|
|publisher||The Samuel Goldwyn Company|
|theme||dance hip hop independent mockumentary satire satirical|