Lo-fi can be found in all genres of music. The term, which is short for lo-fi, was once somewhat despised and implied low production value or low-quality music. Today, however, lo-fi music is a genre that aims to challenge stereotypes and provide something that most professional music doesn’t. Many of us put the “laid back” playlists we can find under the lo-fi umbrella on YouTube to have to play in the background while working from home, while others have made careers out of producing music and posting it on SoundCloud. The most notable are the young lo-fi rappers, such as XXXTentacion, smokepurpp, Little Xana, Little PeepY bhad BhabieWhat are some of the themes of the film?American rap star.“
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Thanks to the internet, these young artists, despite being known for their boisterous antics, drug use, face tattoos, and rebellious energy, have quickly made a name for themselves in the mainstream. For example, Daniela Bregoli (Bhad Bhabie) was once the girl who became a viral internet sensation after appearing on doctor phil and uttering the phrase “switch me out, how about dah?” but she became the youngest female rap artist to debut on the Billboard Top 100.
The film, directed by justin staple, gives audiences an inside look at one of the most influential music scenes in recent years. Staple does this beautifully by highlighting youth culture, the social issues facing our young people today, and the role that social media has played in what we consume and what, in turn, becomes popular and influential.
“American Rapstar” screened at SXSW, DOC New Yorkand the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival. The film will be available to stream on Hulu from September 1. Utopia will present a global virtual movie screening on October 4th, which will feature exclusive bonus content before releasing the film on VOD on October 11th. Watch the trailer below.
This is the official synopsis:
A new scene of troubled, lo-fi young rappers has emerged using the streaming platform SoundCloud to quickly become hip hop’s most culturally disruptive force, shocking the world with their boisterous antics, prescription drug use, facial tattoos and energy. rebel punk. . American Rapstar tells the story of how these artists, including Smokepurpp, Lil Xan, XXXTentacion, Lil Peep, and Bhad Bhabie, have disrupted the music industry, tested the boundaries of pop culture, and paved their own unique paths.