The Hip Hop Project (2006)

The Hip Hop Project was released on DVD on January 5, 2010
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From Executive Producers Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah, The Hip Hop Project is the compelling story of Kazi, a formerly homeless teenager who inspired a group of New York City teens to transform their life stories into powerful works of art, using hip hop as a vehicle for self-development and personal discovery.

Kazi challenges these young people to write music about real issues affecting their lives as they strive to overcome daunting obstacles to produce a collaborative album. Russell Simmons, hip hop mogul and long-time supporter of the project, partners with Bruce Willis to donate a recording studio to the Hip Hop Project. After four years of collaboration, the group produces a powerful and thought-provoking CD filled with moving personal narratives and sharp social commentary. In contrast to all of the negative attention focused on hip hop and rap music, this is a story of hope, healing and the realization of dreams.

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US DVD Release Date January 5, 2010
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
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Complete Movie Details

Run time 85 minutes
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date January 5, 2010
Actors Doug E. Fresh, Diana 'Princess' Lemon, Louis Martinez, Christopher 'Cannon' Mapp, Sway, Bruce Willis, Chris 'Kazi' Rolle, Russell Simmons
Directed by Matt Ruskin
MPAA PG-13 (Rated PG-13 on appeal for strong language and some thematic material)
Gross $32,520
Genre(s) Documentary
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