Rhyme & Reason

Peter Spirer

Peter Spirer, President/CEO of Rugged Entertainment, and Co-Founder of One Bowl Productions is an Academy Award and Emmy Award Nominated director and producer whose films have twice been official selections at Sundance Film Festival. He has produced and/or directed over 32 films including the feature films Just Another Day with Wood Harris and Jamie Hector from The Wire and Dunsmore with W. Earl Brown, Talia Shire, and Kadeem Hardison.  His vast catalog of documentaries includes the groundbreaking music doc Rhyme and Reason, Notorious B.I.G.: Bigger Than  Life, and The Legend of 420 (on the legalization of cannabis) amongst others, as well as the coproductions with QD3: BEEF series of films (I-III),  Thug Angel: Life of an Outlaw (on slain rapper Tupac Shakur),  Feel Rich (featuring many of today’s urban music artists and impresario Quincy Jones).  

Rhyme & Reason went on to become one of the highest grossing documentaries at 13.1 million box office gross and its soundtrack released by Priority Records went gold with over 500,000 copies sold.

Peter also used his exclusive access to take the now famous photographs on the movie set of Rhyme & Reason of these hip hop icons that are featured in The Book of Rhyme & Reason, published by Reel Art Press and here on Rock and Roll Gallery.  The filming was between 1994 and 1997 in NY & L.A.

All of the photos in Peter’s gallery here were his personal still shots on the movie set. This is the first time these iconic prints have been available for sale to the public.