Is New York Hip Hop back to where it once was? Can we regain our dominance and keep it? One of the best New York Hip Hop documentaries!
The New York Rap Revival
We all have heard the legendary stories about how Hip Hop was born and rose in the streets of New York City. New York City is the Mecca of Hip Hop and held its dominance from the very beginning until the early Millennium; when the grip began to loosen and the South and other regions took the reign.
What's the problem with New York Hip Hop?
In this film, we're highlighting the current state of New York Hip Hop in addition to reflecting on the past years, following a post millennial timeline (2000-2013) and the journey we've taken to get here today. We explore how and when New York took a turn and lost it’s dominance/attention, the major artists and key players who helped to uphold New York's presence in the game.
Who's next? What's next?
We'll also be focusing on the recent re-emergence of new artists coming out of the city and their new unique sound and style. Artists, producers, journalists, personalities and hip hop enthusiasts alike share their insight and discuss new ways to not only re-gain our dominance but to sustain it as well.
Why do we need this documentary?
This a discussion that hip hop enthusiasts and fans have been having for years now. We hope that the film will inspire and motivate to bring power back to Hip-Hop's birth place. The goal of this film is to gain a better insight on how both New York's established and well known artists along with up and coming emerging artists can come together to help New York Hip Hop become as strong as we once were.
THE STATUS OF THE PROJECT
We are a quarter of the way into the production, in the middle of the production process. So far the film will features appearances and commentary from the likes of Sway and Rob Markman (of MTV), Troy Ave, Emilio Rojas, B.Dot (of RapRadar.com), and Torae. In the weeks/months to come, many other individuals including who heavily influence the state of New York Hip Hop will also be featured.
We've managed to get this far without Kickstarter just based off of our pure devoted love for Hip Hop, especially as natives of New York using our own funds, resources and personal relationships within the music industry to get this project off the ground. Currently none of the team members are receiving any monetary gain, everyone involved are true believers in the vision of this film and are dedicated to getting it completed and out to the massed to hopefully get our message across.
How does your pledge help us?
Unfortunately we don't have an large budget from film studios so we are turning to you guys to help us complete this film. With your donations we will be able to cover production (equipment, travel, etc) and post-production (editing, distribution, promotion/marketing, etc) costs to continue production on the film. Your donations will be rewarded with amazing rewards such as access to exclusive footage, a copy of the film's original soundtrack and more (as listed on the side).
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We're working to ensure that the project is thoroughly completed in the time frame that we've planned. Currently we're moving at the pace in which we expected. However there's a possibility that the editing process may slightly delay the completion and release of this film. It is important to us that we provide the best quality production as possible and that the final product exceeds expectations.
We appreciate each and every backer who pledges towards this project.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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