Redefinitions hip hop roots & future is a humble DVD that documents the life
of various hip hop artists and how integral this music is to their lives. The
DVD stars a variety of artists that include Afrika Bambaataa, Cassius D and
Grandmaster Caz to name a few of the musical greats that are featured on this
disc. Although the majority of the DVD features interviews, there are also
some performances by Blackalicious and Sway that helps compliment the wisdom
of the various artists. Simply put, Redefinitions is the true face of hip hop
in America and is not the commercial drivel that we see on music videos.
video quality of Redefinitions is a little on the poor side and the majority
of footage seems to have been shot on home video equipment. Although the
images are relatively clear, the colours appeared washed out and faded. Other than that,
there were no errors found while viewing this DVD.
audio quality of the disc is unfortunately as poor as the video and only
supports a mono track.
Fortunately to make up for the lack of video and audio presentation, the disc does contain
a few extras on the DVD. The extras include live performances, a hip hop
tutorial and the Jahi music recording that accompany the main feature quite
well. The extras almost makes the price of admission worthy with just over one
hour of performances, concerts and the tutorial of hip hop greats.
Redefinitions is strictly for the music historian who wish to sample hip hop
music without the commercial influence. Although the quality of the disc is
rather average, the content and message that it portrays almost makes up for
* Live performances
* Hip Hop Tutorial
* Jahi Music Recording