15 years after ‘8 Mile’ Eminem produces another rap movie.
There is no doubt that 8 mile was hugely successful but that means that Bodied has a lot to live up to.
It’s about a progressive graduate student finds success and sparks outrage when his interest in battle rap as a thesis subject becomes a competitive obsession.
In the trailer, several voiceovers declare “Battle rap is not boxing, it’s a street fight,” “words are weapons” and “we battle rappers, we battle each other and disrespect each other in the ring as rappers.” There is also a voiceover that states “how sensitive the climate is towards racism and appropriation.” It closes with a tension-filled rap battle exchange between characters Megaton and MC Goggles.
Described on the film festival’s website as “A satirical exploration of the world’s most artistically brutal sport – battle rapping,”
Joseph Kahn who has directed several of the rappers music videos directed this movie. Unfortunately Marshall Mathers doesn’t make an appearance in the film but this one is also partially based on his own life.
It stars Anthony Michael Hall, Debra Wilson, Charlamagne tha God and Calum Worthy. It also features several battle rappers, including Loaded Lux, Dizaster, Dumbfoundead and Hollow Da Don.