BAD RAP — Tribeca Film Festival Review by Candice Frederick

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The film’s title says it all: BAD RAP. Sure, it’s a play on words, but it also highlights a type of music that has long been considered the source of racial, political and social aggravation. Which makes it ripe for exploration in the documentary that premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2016. But filmmaker Salima Koroma doesn’t focus on the negative sociopolitical issues persistently discussed in the media (misogyny, cultural appropriation, sexism, etc). Rather, she opens up the conversation to the far less discussed marginalization of Asian-American rappers in an industry dominated by African-American men. Read more>>

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Candice Frederick

As the blogger and founder of Reel Talk Online, I write film reviews, news and features that bridge the gap between critical and audience response, and engage readers through honest, sometimes snarky commentary that explores core themes of film, with an emphasis on the collision of politics and entertainment. Reel Talk Online also aims to bring attention to such issues as diversity, feminism, and intersectionality through posts that resonate with a variety of readers.