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Seattle Premiere - Includes interviews with Myka Nyne and PEACE of Freestyle Fellowship; Chali2na and Cut Chemist of Jurassic 5; Pigeon John; Abstract Rude and Zulu Butterfly of ATU; 2Mex of OMD; NgaFsh, Riddlore, Tray-Loc & Wreckless of CVE; Ellay Khule of Hip Hop Klan; Medusa of S.I.N; Born Allah and many others.
In 1989, a collective of young artists gathered weekly at a small health food store in South Central LA called "The Good Life.  Their mandate?  To explore and expand the musical boundaries of hip hop.  THIS IS THE LIFE tells the little known story of a group of teenagers, who revolutionized hip hop by innovating the very rhyme patterns, melodic concepts and lyrical styles used by many of today's biggest rap stars. While their innovations have yielded billions of dollars for the recording industry, the Good Life emcees have toiled in relative obscurity in the United States.  But much like their jazz heroes of a bygone era, these street poets have garnered a rabid and musically sophisticated fan base abroad, with a cult-like following in Germany, Australia, France, England and Japan. This feature-length documentary, directed by former Good Life emcee Ava DuVernay, chronicles the rise and fall of an unusual family of artists, while examining their obstacles to commercial success.  They all took different paths, but remain connected by the music they made, the alternative hip hop movement they developed, and their worldwide influence on the art form.



104 17th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98144
United States

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