Rap Life

This project examines some of the personalities involved in the rap community of London. It was made possible by the London based British rapper, Melanin 9. A big figure on the hip-hop underground scene, M9 enabled me to get access to a number of different shows and introduced me to some of his peers.

The project as a whole is interested in examining the personality behind the persona that the audience sees on stage. The sequence begins with a variety of different scenes in which various rappers are performing, before homing in on Melanin 9 and exploring the life behind his lyrics.