Beef II

72
  • R
  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2004
  • Running time: 85 min
Beef II (released on DVD in August 2004) is a sequel to the 2003 documentary Beef, which continued to document the history of rivalries in hip-hop and rap music. Like its prequel, the film was executive produced by Quincy Jones III (QD3), written by... read more

Beef II (released on DVD in August 2004) is a sequel to the 2003 documentary Beef, which continued to document the history of rivalries in hip-hop and rap music. Like its prequel, the film was executive produced by Quincy Jones III (QD3), written by Peter Alton and Peter Spirer (who also directed), and was this time narrated by actor Keith David. Beef II shows a chronological look of battles (some friendly, but many personal), dating back to rap music's infancy in the early 1980s. Among the rivalries that were profiled, they include KRS-One vs. Nelly Roxanne Shante and Marley Marl vs. U.T.F.O. (see The Roxanne Wars) LL Cool J vs. Canibus K-Solo vs. DMX Cypress Hill vs. Ice Cube & Westside Connection D12 (minus Eminem) vs. one-time Detroit cross-town ally Royce da 5'9" EPMD partners Erick Sermon vs. Parrish Smith Eminem vs.Benzino. Once again, similar to the first film, Russell Simmons, Snoop Dogg, Kool Moe Dee, Jay-Z, KRS-One, Mack 10, DMX, Big Daddy Kane, Redman, Method Man and Ice-T participate in the film through interviews (new interviews for the film itself), as well as archived interviews from footage of other sources. Beef II also features never-before seen performances of many of the film's participants, plus extended portions of interviews that did not make the final cut of the film. One portion of the extra interviews features Grandmaster Caz discussing his animosity towards Big Bank Hank from the rap group The Sugar Hill Gang for him using Caz's rhymes for the hit song "Rapper's Delight" and then not being properly compensated. Other portions include Violent J from the rap group Insane Clown Posse discussing the birth of the beef between his group and superstar rapper Eminem and KRS-One talking about the incident that occurred between him and rapper Prince Be from the group P.M. Dawn and includes a segment of the well-publicized rivalry with record labels G-Unit/Shady/Aftermath artists 50 Cent, G-Unit, Dr. Dre, Eminem, D12, Obie Trice and XXL magazine squaring off against Ja Rule, Irv Gotti, Murder Inc. Records, Benzino and The Source magazine in an all out battle royal. A bonus disc included with the Beef II DVD contains the uncut interview of D12 and their beef with rapper Royce da 5'9".

Original Release

08/30/2004

US Release

08/30/2004

Cast

Keith David Narrator
50 Cent Himself / Self - Shady / Aftermath Recording Artist
B-Real Himself / Self - Cypress Hill
D12 Themselves
Ice Cube Himself / Self - Recording Artist
DMX Himself / Self
Bizarre Self - D12
Canibus Self - Recording Artist
Kino Childers Self - Manager of Royce Da 5'9'
Keith Clinkscales Self - Magazine Publisher
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Peter Spirer

Writers

Peter Alton, Peter Spirer

Cast

Keith David Narrator
50 Cent Himself / Self - Shady / Aftermath Recording Artist
B-Real Himself / Self - Cypress Hill
D12 Themselves
Ice Cube Himself / Self - Recording Artist
DMX Himself / Self
Bizarre Self - D12
Canibus Self - Recording Artist
Kino Childers Self - Manager of Royce Da 5'9'
Keith Clinkscales Self - Magazine Publisher
Cypress Hill Themselves
Davey D Self - Hip Hop Historian
Ryan Montgomery Self - Recording Artist
Wendy Day Self - Rap Coalition
Dr. Dre Self
Eminem Self - D12
Sticky Fingaz Self - Onyx
Shawn Fonteno Self - Recording Artist
Mark Gerami Self - Priority Records
Grandmaster Caz Self - Coldcrush Brothers

Producers

Editors

Peter Alton

Ouch! Looks like something broke. Try reloading this page. 🗙