AMERICAN RAPSTAR

AMERICAN RAPSTAR

Online Screening

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE | Filmmaker Justin Staple offers an eye-opening exploration of the SoundCloud rap phenomenon, a scene of troubled, young, lo-fi rappers that has emerged within the last few years. Exploiting the possibilities of social media to engage with a rabid fan base, a new breed of stars like Lil Peep, Smokepurpp, and Bhad Bhabie have disrupted the music industry, sidestepping traditional gatekeepers to shock the world with their rambunctious antics, prescription drug use, facial tattoos, and irreverent punk energy.

Watch an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director Justin Staple and Producer Kerstin Emhoff.

Director: Justin Staple
Executive Producer: Ali Brown, John Battsek
Producer: Braxton Pope, Kerstin Emhoff
Cinematographer: Jake Moore, Michael Marius, Pessah
Editor: Justin Staple
Music: Ben Wilkins (Re-recording Mixer), Antony Metaxakis (Sound Design), Roundabout Entertainment (Audio Post Facility)
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Publicist: Ventureland
Sales Agent: Submarine Entertainment