Opening on all digital platforms starting October 24, 2023, Freestyle 101: Hip-Hop History is a documentary feature that explores the music genre’s early days through the lens of freestyle rap. Narrated by Chuck D of Public Enemy and Directed by Frank Meyer (Risen: The Story of Chron “Hell Razah” Smith), the documentary film features legendary artists such as Ice-T, Cypress Hill, Wu-Tang Clan and many more discussing the history and intricacies of freestyle rapping and performing musical examples along the way.
Furthermore, the film follows New York battle rapper Iron Solomon and L.A. indie art rapper Open Mike Eagle as they discover firsthand what freestyle skills mean in today’s music industry. The film is a lesson in hip hop history, as well as an inspirational guidebook on how to survive the music business.
Additionally, to the iconic stars and hip-hop heavyweights, the cast of Freestyle 101: Hip-Hop History includes Del the Funky Homosapien, Sean Kingston, M.O.P., The Game, The LOX, Freestyle Fellowship, R.A. The Rugged Man, Cold Crush Bros, Pete Rock, Masta Ace, MC Supernatural, Planet Asia, Ras Kass, Tech N9ne, Jurassic 5, Mobb Deep, Crooked I, Insane Clown Posse, and many more. Plus, the film features among the last interviews ever given by fallen rappers Guru (Gang Starr), Prodigy (Mobb Deep), Gift of Gab (Blackalicious) and Sean Price (Health Skeltah). Rest in peace.
For more information, go to: www.freestyle101movie.com.
About the Team:
Digital Reacharound’s previous documentary Risen: The Story of Chron “Hell Razah” Smith was named Best Music Documentary at Film Threat’s 2021 AwardThis!, won Best Music Documentary at New York’s People’s Film Festival, Best Documentary at Hollywood Verge Film Festival and was named an Official Selection by Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, Los Angeles Cinefest and International Independent Film Awards. Freestyle 101: Hip-Hop History was written, directed, and edited by Frank Meyer and produced by Robert Juster. The film has a running time of 1:42:15 and will not be rated by the MPAA. Indie Rights Movies will be releasing the film on digital platforms on October 24, 2023.
Source: Digital Reacharound, Freestyle 101: Hip Hop History, Frank Meyer