The Hip Hop Project | 2007
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.