Event Title

I've got to Testify: Voices from the Underground

Faculty Advisor

John foltz

Start Date

25-4-2017 5:00 PM

End Date

25-4-2017 6:00 PM

Description

This documentary is a response to contemporary rap documentaries that generally focus on famous rappers and how to get ahead in the game. Instead this documentary is an exploration of the world of underground rap, meaning rap artists that don’t rap for the fame but rather rap to just get through the day. We traveled to New York and Philadelphia to talk to rappers and academics to understand and flesh out the meaning of “hip-hop culture” as it pertains to modern society. We learned a lot about the conditions of the black community throughout this process and the ways in which rappers in the communities are agents of social change and actively provide testimony to their living conditions, police brutality, and the conditions of the prison system.

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I've got to Testify: Voices from the Underground

This documentary is a response to contemporary rap documentaries that generally focus on famous rappers and how to get ahead in the game. Instead this documentary is an exploration of the world of underground rap, meaning rap artists that don’t rap for the fame but rather rap to just get through the day. We traveled to New York and Philadelphia to talk to rappers and academics to understand and flesh out the meaning of “hip-hop culture” as it pertains to modern society. We learned a lot about the conditions of the black community throughout this process and the ways in which rappers in the communities are agents of social change and actively provide testimony to their living conditions, police brutality, and the conditions of the prison system.