Video: The Revival Documentary

12.29.09 8 years ago 2 Comments

Yeah, we know. Nobody cares to hear females rhyme. You’d rather push mute and look at them wiggle their assets (word to Nicki Minaj.) Well you know what? It’s 2010 and #Weoffthat.

In conjuction with The Fembassy, watch above and read below as The Revival sets a new precedence in the realm of promoting noteworthy Hip-Hop.

The Revival gives a candid glimpse into the first meeting of legendary Hip-Hop pioneer Roxanne Shante and veteran Philly emcee Bahamadia, as they trade stories of their struggles and triumphs in the industry over their long careers. It also shows the exchange of lessons between them and up-and-coming artists DJ Shortee, Eternia, Stacy Epps, and Invincible. This short documentary, a collage of performances and behind the scenes footage, was filmed and directed by Invincible while on the road in Europe as part of We-B Girlz all women in independent Hip-Hop tour. The largest all female Hip-Hop tour of its kind, it spanned over three weeks, six countries, and featured dozens of female artists who performed for tens of thousands of supporters.

Ironically, even with the old-school influences in Roxanne Shante and Bahamadia, it’s Invincible who acts as the glue for the entire venture. Not only is she handling the cinematography duties, the opening rhythms from the film is the title track from her last album Shapeshifters.

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