One of the more peculiar rap artists to emerge from the underground scene is Sensational . From rappin’ his ass off with the Jungle Brothers on cult status cuts to his own lo-fi oddities created with minimalist techniques (i.e., recording vocals through headphones, using just a 4-track, etc.), the Brooklyn enigma has marveled the few heads that actually know about him, not only with his strange music but his peculiar behavior and lifestyle (he’s been homeless in the past). So as a subject for a documentary, Sens seems like a prime pick.
Five years in the making, The Rise and Fall and Rise of Sensational is a film directed by Elizabeth A. Moore, who first met the rapper/producer on the streets of NYC while he was hustling his CDs. The doc is centered around Sensational’s up-and-down life, capturing him working on music, touring overseas, partyin’ and living on the streets. The self-financed doc, which has screened at various film festivals throughout the world, also features sit-down interviews with Mike G of the Jungle Bros., producer Bill Laswell, and WordSound label boss Skiz Fernando . Even though the project is complete, Moore is seeking out additional funds in order to get the film commercially distributed. Watch the trailer and, if you like what you see, consider donating whatever you can to help the filmmaker get the movie out there to the masses.
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