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Bad Rap

HD   Unrated Closed Captioning

Salima Koroma

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About the Movie

"Bad Rap" follows the lives and careers of four Asian-American rappers trying to break into a world that often treats them as outsiders. Sharing dynamic live performance footage and revealing interviews, these artists make the most skeptical critics into believers.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 6
  • Fresh: 4
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 6.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Newcomer Salima Koroma takes a good look at a handful of Asian-American talents trying to break into the hip-hop scene. – Nick Schager, Variety, Apr 22, 2016

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Customer Reviews

This My Jam/Finally

I be able to purchase this just yet, but I downloaded itunes, just to state how much I enjoyed this documentary.

I was fortunate enough to view a screening on the film in San Francisco, some months ago. Thanks to a friend driving nine hours back and forth from Las Vegas... What I like most about this documentary, is not only does it follow the lives of these four rappers, who are not only different in styles from each other, they're also friends. Actual friends. They're also artists, I'm already familar with. Although some more than others, it's still intereting to gain more insight on their lives/careers. I enjoyed the commentary from other Asian artists, and gained some insight on things, I had no idea about. Some of the insider commentary, I could have done without, but what do I know? I was a little salty Overall this documentary is so great and an important one. I left the screening entertained, and having gained even more respect for these four artists. I also left hopeful one day, there will be more inclusion in Hip-Hop. The main determent for the stigma attached to Asian artists is, visibility. Representation. I'm glad this doc exists to keep questioning those stereotypes, and people will see them as dope rappers, and not just dope Asian rappers. Currently, so many great things are happening for Rek, Awk, Dumb and Lyricks(YOX). Knowing more of their stories, makes me super excited for them. They've worked hard and deserve it. Thanks to Jaeki and Salima for making this happen. Kudos. Major Props, guys. You're both rad. Hopefully people see this and gain a better perspective and understand sometimes there's not much that separates us, no matter what race someone may be.

Producer, ABC

This is one of the best films I’ve seen all year, and it tackles a subject that I have never seen before. It’s about time! It’s worth the watch.

Insightful and Relevant, Well-Done!

This documentary is a body of work that EVERYone can relate to regardless of race and gender. I have been fortunately enough to have known about Dumbfoundead & Awkwafina's music prior to this film, however this had me feeling so much for Rek & Lyricks in their spaces of conflict. Our dreams and visions should be validated and appreciated and ethnicity shouldn't be a factor.

However, we all know how the world works, especially in the ever-evolving rap world. I clap for each individual artist who humbly shared their inner universe with us so that we can also feel connected through struggles and moments of victory.

Thank you to Director Salima Koroma and Producer Jaeki Cho for bringing this vision upfront and to fans like myself who constantly try to put people onto dope artists who have the ability to speak on real sh*t & be unapologically themselves.

Sending ya'll love & positivity always!

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