Sacha Jenkins, 2017, 87 min
Word Is Bond examines the transformative power of lyrics in the world of hip-hop music. What was born on the streets of the South Bronx has now taken root globally, and the young poets of New York have helped to spawn a global movement. Through dynamic archival footage, in-depth interviews and verite excursions with artists like Nas, Tech9, J Cole, Rapsody, Anderson .Paak, Run the Jewels, Vince Staples, Big Daddy Kane, Jadakiss, Styles P (and many more) Word explores the many dimensions that hip hop poetics occupy.
Q&A with editor Mariah Rehmet, and Word is Bond’s composer and music supervisor Dwayne “iLL Wayno” Shippy, to follow Friday, February 9th.
Q&A with editor Mariah Rehmet to follow Saturday, February 10th.
Q&A with ASAP P and Sha Hef and Mass Appeal executive editor Rob Kenner Sunday, February 11th.
Q&A with director Sacha Jenkins and journalist Angela Bronner (TheRoot.com) to follow Monday, February 12th.
Q&A with director Sacha Jenkins, the film’s animator Hector Arias, and Chuck Creekmur, the founder of AllHipHop.com followed by a reception on Tuesday, February 13th.
Co-presented by Mass Appeal