The Hip Hop Project: Coming to DVD January 5, 2010

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In Film / Movies / TV
Dec 22nd, 2009

image0022Winner Urbanworld Vibe, Zurich & Spaghetti Junction

Film Festivals – Audience Award

Winner Savannah, Harlem International, Heartland &

Turks and Caicos Film Festivals – Best Documentary

Synopsis: From Executive Producers Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah, The Hip Hop Project is the compelling story o 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.

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