This Is the Life

This Is the Life

  • Aired: 4/24/2009
    • Length: 15:40:12
    • Plays: ???
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Winner of Best Documentary Audience Awards at the 2008 Pan-African International Film Festival, Toronto's ReelWorld Film Festival and Seattle's Langston Hughes Film Festival, THIS IS THE LIFE tells the little known story of 50+ teenagers from South Central LA who collectively rejected gang rap to explore the possibilities of esoteric hip hop. In the film, we chronicle The Good Life emcees, the alternative music movement they developed, and their worldwide influence on the art form. The film explores how their creative choice was made and the dramatic effect it had on their careers. The film features new interviews and rare performance footage by these teens, who went on to become some of the biggest names in alternative rap today: Jurassic 5, Cut Chemist, Chali 2na, Aceyalone, Pigeon John, Abstract Rude, 2Mex, Freestyle Fellowship, Medusa and many more.

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