Adult Rappers

This documentary feature pulls back the curtain on the world of ‘working class’ rappers. The film spotlights independent artists struggling to find a balance between making a living and pursuing their art alongside the never-ending saga of age and relevance. Weaved together through a series of 30 plus interviews that are devoid of the ego so common in the business of music, especially hip-hop, the film traverses the country (USA) to explore the myths and misconceptions of life as a full-time rapper. Adult Rappers. A documentary stuck on the realness.

– Directed by Paul Iannacchino, Jr.


I was compelled to watch this documentary after reading about it on one of my favorite blogs, The Fader. I love a good documentary, and this is def a must-watch. I feel as though everything that I want to say about this documentary has been perfectly described in the comments section on Vimeo so check those out:

  •  One of the best I have seen… it breaks and warms my [heart] to just know, we’re not strugglin’ alone and that it [is] worth [it] to do what u love and believe in, regardless of other peoples opinion… I understand people don’t perceive this as work, let alone hard, lonely, [and] frustrating work, but we understand and accept that… 1 love to all those artists out there! – RD Nijhuis
  • Great job Mr Paul Iannacchino, Jr. Those truthful words we hear in your documentary also reflects many artists, DJs, bgirls, bboys, graffiti artists, Hip-Hop activists in this harsh world when you’re taking your own way. Still many people don’t understand what kind of choice we made. How much work we put into it, getting tons of nonconstructive criticism, going upstream to share something that fulfills your life and people who enjoy your artistry. Thank you! – DJ Finger

Some may find this documentary a little depressing, because they can deemed as the “struggle rappers” that never knew when to let go, but if you pay attention, you’ll seem some artists who did reach commercial success (my faves: Jarobi from A Tribe Called Quest and Murs). Don’t get discouraged by some of their story-lines, because that doesn’t have to be your story-line!


Adult Rappers from Fandependent Films on Vimeo.

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