Rapper's Delight

Black and White

The only real crippler here may be redundancy. Toback has covered himself well by mixing up so many elements, and the director of The Pick-Up Artist and Two Girls and a Guy (both also Downey vehicles) has a keen sense of timing and wit. Also, rap and sex rarely fail to fill seats, but because this context is so well established -- despite Toback's randy zeal for cross-pollination -- those previously indoctrinated may need to stifle a few yawns. Perhaps Black and White may prove more intriguing to audiences overseas than here in the U.S. Nonetheless it smartly reveals the weaving of a new social fabric, a significant achievement in itself. So… um… sure as a Pole's the Pope, this movie's rather dope, representing a new form of hip hope.

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