How to Build a Rapper

Categories: Documentary, Music, Drama
1hr 42min | 2010
This DocuDramedy follows a young artist as he?s put through the paces by two producers looking to answer the question: Can You Build a Rapper? The producers, Lew and Cetre, set out for an open mic night in Watts, CA and find JP, an inspiring, 24-year-old white kid from St. Augustine, FL with no skills of any use to a rapper but only the rawness of his dream--he plays the acoustic guitar for goodness sake! In the DocuDramedy, JP shares his personal stories and he takes us home to Florida to meet his friends and family. Back in LA, the producers begin JP's transformation--he records a demo and learns the essentials of hip-hop culture, including the right way? to tip a stripper (exotic dancer), get a haircut at a predominantly black barbershop, how to fire a firearm like a gangsta,? and a host of other scenarios. Industry professionals such as manager Mark Byers, celebrity stylist Patrick Cooper, platinum recording artist Big Boi of Outkast, and super producers Jazze Pha and Chucky Thom all make appearances in this DocuDramedy.

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Topics: Hip Hop, Fascinating People, Documentary, Artist, Rap, Dreams, Skilled, Transformation, Celebrity, Fake, Satire
Reviews: B- 2 Fans
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Orin Lucas
Orin Lucas
December 21, 2013
Interesting.
Ruben Ramos
Ruben Ramos
November 26, 2013
C
Vanessa McEnery
Vanessa McEnery
October 28, 2013
B
Chris Posey
Chris Posey
September 11, 2012
do either of the directors have an email adress.