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Beef (2003)

R
103 min | Documentary

A documentary on the evolution of MC battles from verbal one-upmanship to street warfare.
Composers
J-Force (as J Force) | Quincy Jones III (as Quincy 'QD3' Jones III) | Femi Ojetunde | Paul Vega
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Updated Aug 31, 2003

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Aug 2003 (United States)

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Ving Rhames
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50 Cent
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Kevin Anderson
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B-Real
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Big Daddy Kane
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Mr. Blackchild
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Jim Brown
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Sean 'Diddy' Combs
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Common
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Anthony 'Treach' Criss
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Davey D
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Damon Dash
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Mobb Deep
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DJ Yella
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DMX
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Jay Z
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Marion 'Suge' Knight
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Kool Moe Dee
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KRS-One
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Marley Marl
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Ja Rule
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Russell Simmons
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Kay Slay
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Supernatural
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7.3 / 10 | 887 votes