Love Beats Rhymes

Synopsis: When struggling rapper Coco (Azealia Banks) enrolls in a poetry class, she thinks her rhymes will impress her teacher, Professor Dixon (Jill Scott). Instead, Dixon challenges Coco to seek ...
Genre: Drama, Musical
Director(s): RZA
Production: Lionsgate
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

Rough street records freestyle

battle is now about to commence!

Ladies and gentlemen,

is Brooklyn in the house?

Is queens in the house?

Is money-makin' Manhattan

in the house?

Is Staten island in the house?

Where's the island at?

Guess they a no-show.

Let's go, y'all!

Come on! Give it up!

Let the countdown begin!

Ten, nine,

eight, seven,

six, five,





You can feel it, people!

That boy on fire right there!

Can you feel it?

Can you feel it in the air?

Si's finest, where you at?

Where you at?

Ladies and gentlemen!

Si's finest has showed up!

And they brought

a motherfuckin' coffin!

This f***in' battle is on!


Watch me work.

Yo, pay attention y'all.

Hold up, hold up, wait, wait.


Si's finest. Great

performance tonight, guys.


Yeah, you all know!

What's up, baby?


Naveen, when are you gonna

hook us up with your boss?

Everyone knows

you got the boss's ear.

Richard Reid is a busy man. I

don't like to waste his time.

Waste his time?

What you talkin' about?

Rough street records needs a

group like Si's finest...

Hip-hop needs

a group like Si's finest.

We got somethin' for everybody.

A strong female rapper.

Undeniable skills.

You guys just won five grand tonight.

What else do you need?

A record deal. Duh.

Look, you guys

have great potential.

But I need more than

potential to sell records.

I need songs with structure,

hook, verse.

I'm definitely not bringing a bunch

of battle rappers in to my boss.

Yo, you don't know

sh*t about music.

Hangin' around in clubs

trying to scoop up groupies.

Throwin' around the a&r card.

Yo, man, a&r to this guy stands

for ass and romance, man.

I'm done with this conversation.

You guys enjoy your winnings.

Hey, Naveen.

You guys aren't done

talking sh*t tonight?

All I've ever wanted

was to be a rapper.

Rappers delight, California love,

mind's playing tricks on me.

Those are the songs

people remember.

I get it. That's what

you want from us.

We can do that.

Yeah? Well,

I haven't heard it.

You're in a&r. You're

supposed to see greatness

before anyone else does.

Anyone could walk in here

today and discover Jay Z.

But it took someone special to

see greatness in Shawn Carter.

Let me think about it.

Give me your info.

Where's Malik?


I dunno. Yo! See Malik?

Nah, man.

Why not?

I think Malik left.

You good?

Yeah. I ain't

trippin' over Malik.


Really. I just left

my hard drive in his crib.

Come on. Don't start.

Malik doesn't owe me anything.

And more importantly, I don't

owe him anything either.

You guys wear me out.

Yo! Uber's here.

Who's coming?

You coming?

I'm coming.


You coming?

I think I'ma hang around

a little bit longer.




I can't stand you.

You ready to go?

Get away from me.

Are you ready to go?


We killed it last night.

You had the audience

eatin' out ya hand.

Yo, yo, it's too hot for that, co.

Come on now.

You out?

I gotta work

the breakfast shift.

Get me a number 6 for lunch.

You wanna grub for free, get up off

your ass and come get it, lazy.

Yo, put some cheese

on that sh*t!

You're late.

Good morning, ma.

I didn't hear you

come in last night.

How you ever gonna

find someone to love

if you keep being

Malik's Booty call?



Who says I'm looking for love?

We all lookin' for love, baby.

Malik's always had my back.

You remember how good

he was when dad died.

What we have,

we don't need labels.

Yeah? Well where I come from,

it's got a label.

It's called "ho."

I call it like I see it.

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