Sound Unseen is proud to present the MN Premiere of "Bad Rap" by director Salima Koroma. This film is an official selection for the 17th Annual Sound Unseen Film + Music Festival.
Screening date: Sat. November 12, 2016
Time: 10:00 PM
Venue: Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
Cost: $10.00 in advance / $12 at the door
Category: MN Premiere, Film in Competition
Run Time/Year/Country: 82 min, 2016, Canada & United States
Although it started in the South Bronx among African-American and Latino youths in the ‘70s, hip-hop culture today has transcended all racial and language boundaries. From the slums of France to nationally televised programs in Korea, rappers have emerged as legitimate pop culture stars around the world. Hip-hop’s global movement is diverse, but 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. Sharing dynamic live performance footage and revealing interviews, these artists make the most skeptical critics into believers.From battle rhymes of crowd-favorite Dumbfoundead to the tongue-in-cheek songs of Awkwafina, the unapologetic visuals of Rekstizzy to conflicted values of Lyricks, the film paints a memorable portrait of artistic passion in the face of an unsung struggle.