Bad Rap

Bad Rap

Downloadable Video - 2016
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This award-winning documentary follows the lives and careers of four Asian-American rappers trying to break into hip-hop culture, which often treats them as outsiders. Sharing dynamic live performance footage and revealing interviews, these artists are driven to make the most skeptical critics into believers.. Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival. Winner of Best Documentary Feature at the San Diego Asian Film Festival and at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.. "BAD RAP succeeds in illustrating the unseen fears that reside below the surface of bravery of expression from a previously untold angle." - Charles Steinberg, Under the Radar. "Edited with a rhythmic gracefulness that nicely harmonizes with its subjects’ verses and beats, it’s a unique look at the difficulty of achieving stardom and respect in an unresponsive marketplace, and most engaging when investigating questions of legitimacy in the hip-hop (and mainstream American pop-cultural) world..." - Nick Schager, Variety
Publisher: FilmRise, 2016.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.
Branch Call Number: eVideo kanopy
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (83 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound

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