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Sure, a few others have made documentaries about the indie music grind from a hip-hop perspective, but from what I’ve seen of this film, the homie Kareem Fort (director of Demos) really captured it perfectly. It also doesn’t hurt that the interviewed artists couldn’t play more to the OKP audience, with first hand accounts from Black Thought, Talib Kweli, Houseshoes, J-Live, DJ Quik, Rapper Big Pooh, No I.D., Jean Grae, Dwele, Freeway, Skyzoo (who narrates the doc), J*DaVeY, Eternia, and many many more. Each telling of their first demo (in the case of Black Thought, rapping it for you) and giving you both perspectives of their respective indie and major label experiences, as well as just the grind of being an up and coming artist. Some interesting insight here from some very well informed people – check the trailer, below. Demos will be out in May, but look for an exclusive sneak peak on OKP before that.

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