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Adult Rappers (2015)

Adult Rappers is a documentary feature that tells the story of 'working class' rappers and the struggle to find a balance between making a living and pursuing their art alongside the never ... See full summary »

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Paul Iannacchino
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Adult Rappers is a documentary feature that tells the story of 'working class' rappers and the struggle to find a balance between making a living and pursuing their art alongside the never ending saga of age and relevance. Devoid of the ego that's so common in hip-hop, the interviews that drive the narrative explore the myths and misconceptions of life as a rapper with shocking honesty. When your hobby becomes your job - it's time to find a new hobby. Written by Anonymous

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USA

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English

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17 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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Interesting Premise but could've been executed better.
25 February 2016 | by emailrichardsongSee all my reviews

90%+ of this "documentary" was a sit down interview with too many interviewees (almost 20) that all had similar views. None of the subjects were introduced. We have no idea who some of them are, their background, location, level of success etc. Their names weren't even displayed until the end and by that time It was too late to actually think about the context and why they answered the way they did. The 20 plus rappers literally introduced themselves at the ending creds! Maybe the director thought it would be different or interesting to make the viewer guess. But it was a poor choice and really did a disservice to the artists that participated.

There was a serious problem with keeping the flow, making it difficult to keep interest in the subject. Visually bland. Like I said, most of this consisted of several sit down interviews with a few b-roll clips thrown in.

This could've been great if the director:

1) Picked fewer subjects to focus on. There were way too many individuals interviewed that seemingly did not have any different views from one another. There was very little variation between the subjects making me think that those 20 or so could've been trimmed down to 4 or 5. Also, maybe have them actually intro themselves or display their names BEFORE you start asking them questions!! I literally have no idea who some of them are. Also show them performing some music (with their music actually playing). All of these things help the viewer have a vested interest in these characters.

2) The title is ADULT rappers. Talk about the generational difference of these people who grew up during the birth of hip hop and how the internet has changed their craft. There are snippets of this but it is really scattered all over the place and shallow in analysis.

3) This definitely could've used some narration. Like I said before, this thing is all over the place. Do some research on the subject and provide some context.


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