I first got the idea for this film while going to shows, seeing artists backstage, and witnessing their creative processes. This film is my journey to understanding how I personally and spiritually connect to hip-hop music and its message.
My generation of women artists and artists in general face an increasing corporate monopolization of all forms of media. What empowers me is the realization that corporations need us. The artist can exist without the industry; but the industry cannot exist without the artist. Once we recognize this, we empower ourselves and create from an even more authentic place.
By following our highest calling in life but still staying true to ourselves, we can uplift our own vibration. When we are vibrating on a higher plane, we inspire others to uplift and ultimately inspire our communities, societies and world.
Soundz of Spirit features powerful performances and in-depth interviews with a diverse group of hip-hop artists, including MCs, DJs, poets, producers, and dancers. It features KRS-1, Andre 3000 of Outkast, Common, Cee-Lo, KRS-1, Talib Kweli, Blackalicious, Nappy Roots, Jurassic 5, Zion I, Hieroglyphics, Rakaa Iriscience Dilated Peoples, The Last Poets, Martin Luther, Aceyalone, Mystic, DJ Q-Bert, Living Legends, Saul Williams, Medusa, Goapele, Michael Franti, and many others.
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