Luk
Justin Staple
United States
2020
73
min

American Rapstar

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Facial tattoos, prescription drug abuse, rebellious punk energy and early death. The story of SoundCloud rap and the world around the music.

It felt as if it came out of nowhere. A new music scene of young rappers with an extravagant, colourful style, drowsy rhymes and hazy beats, which originated from the music platform SoundCloud and took the hip-hop world by storm. The success was huge, but the scandals were even bigger. Overdoses, gun killings, abuse and violent episodes have all become a part of the heavy baggage of the SoundCloud generation. Nonetheless, the young rap stars have retained a huge fan base, who stick to them through thick and thin and identify themselves in their emotional lyrics. A musical youth rebellion with parallels to the breakthrough of punk in the 1970s.

Title
American Rapstar
Director(s)
Justin Staple
Countries
United States
Run time, min
73
Premiere status
International Premiere
Producer
Braxton Pope, Kerstin Emhoff
Year
2020
Sprog
Sales Contact
Justin Staple
Sprog