Growing up With Hip-Hop

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Bah Black, 15, a young rapper from Bushwick (Hannah Olivennes / The Brooklyn Ink)

A mini-documentary about hip-hop in Brooklyn’s projects.

Brooklyn has been a birthplace for hip-hop since the very beginning. More importantly, its housing developments are some of the most well-known incubators of hip-hop talent in the world. Artists like Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., and Mos Def, all found their voice through their childhood in Brooklyn’s projects. We followed children, teenagers and adults and asked them how hip-hop influenced their lives, and how their lives influenced their hip-hop.

A collaboration between Hannah Olivennes from The Brooklyn Ink and Nic Stone of NYC in Focus.




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