The hip hop documentary Bad Rap has been released on VOD in North America. Check out clips from the film below. We also chatted with the cast and crew last year you can listen to that here and check out our review here.
Hip-hop culture has transcended many racial and cultural boundaries after its founding in the ’70s by African-American and Latino youth in the South Bronx. Since then, rappers have emerged as legitimate pop culture stars around the world and hip-hop’s global movement has become increasingly more diverse. Yet the face of rap in America remains primarily black, brown, and white.
BAD RAP follows the lives and careers of four Asian-American rappers trying to break into a world that often treats them as outsiders.Featuring dynamic live performance footage and revealing interviews, BAD RAP will turn the most skeptical critics into believers.
From the battle rhymes of crowd-favorite Dumbfoundead to the tongue-in-cheek songs of Awkwafina; the unapologetic visuals of Rekstizzy to the conflicted values of Lyricks—BAD RAP paints a memorable portrait of artistic passion in the face of an unsung struggle.
Director: Salima Koroma
Produced by: Jaeki Cho
Featuring: Dumbfoundead, Awkwafina, Rekstizzy, Lyricks and many more.
81 Minutes / English / USA / Documentary