"Swass" is a documentary film on Seattle’s hip-hop scene.
The film is an in-depth look at the struggling hip-hop community in the
Seattle area told through interviews by the hip-hop artists themselves. The
documentary addresses the music scene as well as the outside factors that
affect it, such as demographics and the economy of the city. What is the Seattle sound, where has it been, where is it going? More than anything this film is a reflection of the community, a means to prompt discussion, and our way of giving back.
At this point, almost all the production work is done. We now hope to commence the immense task of post production with your help! Hours upon hours of video footage need to be edited, color corrected, audio scrubbed, mixed, mastered, compressed... the list goes on and on. Funds will also be used for duplication of the DVD, t-shirt production, promotion of the film, and the development of a website for the film.
Interviews and Performances with:
Sir-Mix-A Lot, Blue Scholars, Macklemore, Vitamin D, Jake One, Massive Monkees, Larry Mizell, The Emerald Street Boys, Grynch, D-Black, Bean One, Silver Shadow D, One B Lo, DJ B-Mellow, Lace Cadence, DJ Scene, BYC, B-Boy Orb, Alpha P, Thee Satisfaction, Mad Rad, Charles Mudede, Champagne Champagne, Hella Dope, Big World Breaks, Dyme Def, Grey Skul, Kevin Gardner, Yirim Seck, King Khazm, Gaberiel Teodros, Amos Miller, Obese Productions, Sam Chesneau, Soul Gorilla, DJ Marc Sense, Canary Sing and many more…