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The Hip Hop Project

Movie information

If you had the whole world listening, what would you have to say? Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for language.
Released on:
May 11, 2007 (select theaters)

Production Companies:
Pressure Point Films
Distributors:
Thinkfilm

Status: Released

This film was Previously Known As:
"Word.Life"

Director: Matt Ruskin

Genre: Documentary, Music
About the film:
From Executive Producers Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah, The Hip Hop Project is the compelling story of 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.

Inspired by Kazi's work, 100% of the net profits from this film are being donated to organizations working with youth.
Rated R for language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $32,520 (42 theaters) | Domestic Total: $46,208
Reviews: Fresh or Rotten? See reviews for this film at RottenTomatoes.com


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