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Word is Bond2017. USA. 88 min.
Director: Sacha Jenkins
Director Sacha Jenkins (Fresh Dressed, Burn Motherf*cker, Burn!) and Mass Appeal explore the transformative power of lyrics in the world of hip-hop. Rap music is the modern-day personiﬁcation of the blues—and yet today’s blues encompass a broad spectrum of emotions hailing from North, South, East, West and the Far East, even. What was born in the South Bronx has now taken root globally, and the young poets of New York have helped to spawn regional dialects everywhere. Through dynamic archival footage, in-depth interviews and verite excursions with artists like Nas, Tech9, J Cole, Rapsody, and Anderson .Paak, this documentary explores the many dimensions that hip hop poetics occupy. Discussion with director-producer Sacha Jenkins, moderated by Damani Harrison (101.3 Jamz)
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