Love Beats Rhymes

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"Let no one hold you back."
  • R
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 46 min
  • 5.5  (1,197)
  • 54

Love Beats Rhymes is a 2017 American musical drama film directed by RZA, and stars Azealia Banks, John David Washington, Jill Scott, and Common, among others. The movie follows the story of a struggling rapper named Coco (Banks), who wants to prove her talent to the world by creating music that’s not just about partying and having fun, but about real issues and emotions.

Coco is a young woman from Brooklyn who is passionate about rap music and poetry. She believes that she has a gift for rhyming and wants to make a career out of it, but her mother wants her to focus on getting a degree and finding a steady job. Coco has a chance encounter with a poetry professor named Professor Dixon (Jill Scott) who sees potential in her and invites her to take a poetry class at a local college.

Coco soon learns that her style of rap is not exactly what Professor Dixon is looking for. She wants her students to dig deep and find their voice, to express themselves in a way that is meaningful and powerful. Coco is initially resistant to the idea of poetry and finds it hard to let go of her old style of rap. However, she meets a group of poets who inspire her to think outside of the box and to write more meaningfully.

Throughout the movie, Coco navigates the tricky waters of the music industry while also struggling with her own personal life. Her mother is unhappy with her new direction and her relationship with her boyfriend seems to be on the rocks. To complicate matters further, Coco’s mentor is a former rapper who is not what he seems.

The music in Love Beats Rhymes is a fusion of rap and poetry, and is performed by a talented cast of actors, rappers, and poets. The movie features original music written for the film by renowned rapper Azealia Banks, who also stars as Coco. The music is a powerful and emotional accompaniment to the movie’s themes of self-discovery and the power of words.

The cast of Love Beats Rhymes is impressive, featuring some of the top names in rap and hip-hop. John David Washington, the son of Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington, plays the love interest of Coco. He brings a certain charm and swagger to the role and is a standout performer in the movie. Lucien Laviscount plays the role of Mahlik, a fellow rapper who becomes one of Coco’s friends and allies.

Perhaps the most impressive performance in the movie is that of Jill Scott. The singer and actress plays Professor Dixon, the tough but motivated poetry teacher who guides Coco on her journey of self-discovery. Scott’s performance is masterful and nuanced, and she brings a depth and authenticity to the role that elevates the movie to another level.

Overall, Love Beats Rhymes is a must-see movie for fans of rap and hip-hop, as well as for those who love movies that explore the human condition through music and poetry. The movie is a powerful and emotional journey that will leave viewers inspired and motivated to find their own voice in the world.

Love Beats Rhymes is a 2017 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 54.

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