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The Hip Hop Project

PG-13| 1 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
Chris "Kharma Kazi" Rolle, a homeless Brooklynite originally from the Bahamas, gets a fresh start under the guidance of Art Start, an educational support group. Rolle goes on to found "The Hip Hop Project," a music program for New York's at-risk youth, and encourages them to write and rap about the real issues affecting their lives.


Directors: Matt Ruskin , Scott K. Rosenberg

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: ThinkFilm

The Hip Hop Project (2006)

Release Date: May 11th, 2007|1 hr. 28 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • The Hip Hop Project, a documentary about Kazi and the young men and women he mentors, isn't quite as successful as Kazi himself - a Bahamian orphan and teenage street hustler who turned his life around, and got folks like Queen Latifah, Russell Simmons and Bruce Willis to help out him and his project. show more

  • The film works best when it pays specific attention to how hard it is to write a rhyme worth hearing. show more

  • Art makes the difference for the few kids who make it, and it also makes the difference for the films that stand out from the pack. The Hip Hop Project, a documentary by Matt Ruskin, is one of them. show more

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  • May 22, 2008 triniformulany
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    Ihave nothing but respect for all these folks who took the journey of these young people going through their hard times and seeing their transformation as far as the film takes them. I hope that many other youths are touched by this "Project" and are inspired to take moves in a postitive Dircetion. Members that they did not go in depth about such as Live Wire owning his own record label "The Formula Inc." because he came out of The Hip Ho Project. They say teh youth of today are lost and Hip Hop is dead, this film begs to differ!

  • May 22, 2008 GENERAL2020
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