10:00 PM - 01:00 AM
FREESTYLE: The Art of Rhyme - NYC Premier Directors Cut w/Cast & Crew Q&A (After Party in Roxy Bar upstairs)
January 29, 2018
Documentary / 2018 / 90 minutes
The world of improvisational rap is explosively explored in this Award Winning & Critically Acclaimed Theatrical Feature Documentary about the authentic life, music, and history of 90’s underground hip-hop culture! Packed with rare & archival (35mm & 16mm) footage of some of the most amazing MC’s ever to bless the mic, the film features the story of MC Supernatural & his quest to become a champion, battling many in his way including his arch nemesis Craig G of the famed Marley Marl Juice Crew. Taking us on a journey through the previously unexamined dimensions of hip-hop as a spiritual & community-based art form. Combining the best of independent art house cinema within the hip-hop mixtape format, the film features legendary battles from New York to LA! The artists featured in the film, from Mos Def to Wu-Tang Clan to Notorious BIG provide insight into one of the least seen faces present in the music: improvisation and creativity. Structured with insights from the Last Poets and jazz & rap historians Freestyle connects the dots from the pain & love of yesterday & poets to today's hip-hop innovators. Revealing the art forms stunningly emotional outlet, whether sharing energy in a street corner cipher for block cred or a stadium’s commercial rap performance full of 1,000s of paying fans. Like the Griots of Africa or the wail of Coltrane's saxophone, today's hip-hop MCs all have a similar purpose: to share their experience with others hungry for truth, community & healing!
WATCH TRAILER: https://youtu.be/B5klCpKCbuM