• The Hip Hop Project (2006)

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Release Date: May 11th, 2007

DVD Release Date: January 5th, 2010

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.

Director: Matt Ruskin , Scott Rosenberg

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Pressure Point Films

Distributors: ThinkFilm

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

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

  • 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

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