The Hip Hop Project (PG-13)

Documentary 85 May 11, 2007

"The Hip Hop Project" is the compelling story of Kazi, a formerly homeless teenager who inspired a group of New York City teens to transform their life stories into powerful works of art, using hip hop as a vehicle for self-development and personal discovery. Kazi challenges these young people to write music about real issues affecting their lives as they strive to overcome daunting obstacles to produce a collaborative album. Russell Simmons, hip hop mogul and long-time supporter of the project, partners with Bruce Willis to donate a recording studio to the Hip Hop Project. After four years of collaboration, the group produces a powerful and thought-provoking CD filled with moving personal narratives and sharp social commentary. In contrast to all of the negative attention focused on hip hop and rap music, this is a story of hope, healing and the realization of dreams.

Matt Ruskin Doug E. Fresh, Diana "Princess" Lemon, Christopher 'Cannon' Mapp, Chris 'Kazi' Rolle, Russell Simmons, Sway, Bruce Willis Matt Ruskin Scott K. Rosenberg ThinkFilm

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