A young black rapper must confront his identity when he performs on the big stage in a freestyle competition in Philadelphia. Through vivid imagery and dynamic camera movements, we navigate the intense pressure of American battle rap and unforgiving representations of masculinity within the hip hop community.
Letia Solomon is a graduate of the University of Southern California's MFA Film Programme. Her thesis film, The Cypher, received the Outstanding Director Award from the 2020 First Look Faculty Awards and was nominated for Best Student Film in the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. Letia directs and produces for both film and television.
Sandrine Cassidy, University of Southern California