Ving Rhames To Host DVD Chronicling Hip-Hop "Beef"

Emmy Award winning actor Ving Rhames will narrate

a new documentary titled "Beef," that chronicles various rap battles

and rivalries throughout the history of hip-hop.

The DVD is the third installment in a 12 part

series by QD3 Entertainment and Image. The first two installments, "Thug

Angel," which was a documentary on the life of Tupac Shakur and "The

Freshest Kids," a history of breakdancing, were received to critical acclaim.

"Beef," which was directed by Peter

Spirer, examines the history of various beefs and features rappers speaking

of their favorite beefs and what or whom they have issues with now.

50 Cent, DMX, Ja-Rule, Mobb Deep, Ice T, NWA,

Cypress Hill, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Jay-Z, Nas, KRS-One, MC Shan, Busy Bee, Kool

Moe Dee and others are featured on the documentary, which features exclusive

and rare archival performances.

"Beef" is slated to hit stores in September.