The Hip Hop Project (2007)

Hip Hop Project
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Documentary, Music, Urban
Keywords hip-hop, teen
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Matt Ruskin Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Ari Issler Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Michelle Clarke Associate Producer n/a 171 3000011
Janina B Czerewin Associate Producer n/a 171 3000010
Nicole Nelch Associate Producer n/a 171 3000008
Sam Carroll Associate Producer n/a 171 3000009
Matt Ruskin Editor n/a 172 7000001
Yolanda Ferraloro Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000001
Dr Holmes Original Music Music 120838 8000006
Mark Filip Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000001
Lord Relic Original Music Music 120838 8000004
Third Person Original Music Music 120838 8000003
Chris "Kazi" Rolle Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
Melissa Van Allen Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Ari Issler Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Robin "Kheperah" Kearse Actor n/a 1 1000005
Christopher "Cannon" Mapp Actor n/a 1 1000006
Sway Actor Himself 1 1000004
Russell Simmons Actor Himself 1 1000003
Diana "Princess" Lemon Actor Herself 1 1000002
Bruce Willis Actor Himself 1 1000007
Matt Ruskin Director n/a 2 2000001
Michelle McElroy Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Elsie Choi Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Queen Latifah Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Bruce Willis Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Scott Rosenberg Producer n/a 3 3000001
Chris "Kazi" Rolle Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
A group of New York City teenagers transform their life stories into powerful works of art, using hip hop as a vehicle for self-development. The documentary traces the evolution of this award-winning outreach program created by Kazi, a formerly homeless teenager turned youth mentor. With the goal of developing a principled group of young artists, Kazi creates a safe environment in which he challenges young people to express themselves freely and write music about the real issues affecting their lives. It's an intimate look at the lives of Kazi and two of his students, Princess and Canon, as they strive to overcome daunting life obstacles to produce a collaborative album.