Postdoctoral Research FellowUniversity of South Florida
David Z. Morris
Japanese Hip Hop CinemaAaron, I'm aware of a few other Japanese hip hop films, and though none of them deal with quite the same politics as this one, I think they all follow in the tradition of global hip hop cinema as concerned with the margins of society (which is true o ...
KuzokuHow could I forget! The other great Japanese hip hop films are Kokudou Nijuugou Sen [Off Highway 20] and Saudade, both made by the badass grassroots collective Kusoku, or "Sky Tribe." Sadly, neither of these films are commercially available in J ...
Hi Aaron!There's an important point that a couple of commentators have touched on briefly- blackness as exoticization. On one level, the reality of the issue of authenticity is, as your piece suggests, that the APPEARANCE of authenticity is crucial to marketi ...