Hip-hop culture has transcended many racial and cultural boundaries after its founding in the ’70s by black and Latin kids in the South Bronx. Since then, rappers have emerged as legitimate pop culture stars from Harlem to Harare 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.
Here’s the BAD RAP video:
The film is directed by Salima Koroma, produced by Jaeki Cho, featuring Dumbfoundead, Awkwafina, Rekstizzy, Lyricks and many more.
The film is 81 Minutes in English.