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When “Birth Of A Nation” premiered at Sundance Film Festival over the summer, Fox Searchlight coughed up more cash to back it than any movie at Sundance had ever seen before. It went on to receive high praises from the audiences that saw it early, and lots of hype got kicked up.

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Hype, and scandal, unfortunately, as film creator Nate Parker‘s old rape case surfaced and took on a new life, jeopardizing the film’s success. Well, as it turned out, those who wanted to stunt the film’s impact are probably rejoicing this weekend. Click on the audio player to hear more from Headkrack in this exclusive clip of the Hip-Hop Spot.

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