UK hip-hop legend, Rodney P, presents his film discussing hip-hop culture with a live Q&A afterwards. Additional live performance from Scottish MC, Loki.
Embarking on an immersive authored journey, Rodney P reveals a fascinating alternative version of reality as seen from the perspective of a culture created in the black and Latino ghettos of 1970s New York, which has since evolved into a world-dominating cultural powerhouse.
Whether it’s chronicling life on the streets or offering a surprising twist on global events, hip-hop has given a voice to the powerless and dispossessed while also acting as a platform for ideas, opinions and sometimes controversial theories to be shared among its millions of followers.
Looking at big issues such as power, conspiracy, education and money, Rodney meets iconic figures like Public Enemy’s Chuck D, Def Jam’s Russell Simmons, who created the template for the hip-hop mogul, and New York rapper Rakim, agreed by many to be the greatest MC of all time. Rodney’s journey also gets to grips with contentious issues like police brutality, extreme language and the role of women in a culture some see as misogynistic, to provide a fascinating take on what the world really looks like with a hip-hop state of mind.
Where Are We Now? will be a summer festival like no other: a gathering of time-served trouble-makers, spoken word rebels, artistic mavericks and leftfield music pioneers. We’ll be converging on the city of Hull to ask of today’s counter-culture the soaring, searching question with which David Bowie kissed us goodbye.
Princes Dock Street
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