Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
DATE: SUNDAY, MAY 2
TIME: 1:30 PM
VENUE: SUNSET 5
It's almost that time! Please buy your tickets online in order to avoid a possible sell-out show. Remember, there are a total of 6 short documentary films screening in a 200 person capacity venue. So each film will likely bring in their own hefty amount of homeys.
Also, our friends at Evil Monito are helping advertise the premiere. Keep posted as they will be featuring an article on hip hop in Metro Manila sometime very soon. Peep this neat, informative, and smart website!
Finally, it's confirmed! Lyrical Empire personalities Jerome Smooth (WAVE 89.1 Manila) and Type Slickk and Tracer One of the legendary MastaPlann crew will make an appearance at the premiere. Maybe a few words during the question and answer part? Let's find out!LYRICAL EMPIRE: HIP HOP IN METRO MANILA
(United States/Philippines, 2010) Dir.: Mark Villegas
Take a glimpse into the lives of hip hop artists from Metro Manila, in a country where hip hop culture is under constant scrutiny from a skeptical public. What will it take for these artists to prove their skills? Will hip hop become big in the Philippines or will it be forever discarded as ‘jologs,’ underclass, and uncultured? These hardworking hip hop heads show you the passion and style they bring to the game where lyrical boundaries blur and innovation is prized.
Video, 20 min., color, documentary
Lyrical Empire Facebook event page here.
Bonus: Check a thorough article on hip hop in the Philippines by Miao Olivar:
"Philippine hip hop: Truth or misnomer?"
What is your opinion?