1. WATCH: “Adult Rappers” Trailer.

    It’s no secret that it takes everything you got to make it in the rap game, especially since “the game,” as Paul Iannacchino, Jr. points out, “is a cruel, cruel bitch with little to give but heartache, bad credit and chronic wanderlust.” He should know. Also known as DJ paWL, former member of indie rap group Hangar 18 , he saw firsthand the ups and downs of the industry and knows all too well the game only gets harder for rappers as they get older. It’s an intriguing subject, which is why the producer decided to make Adult Rappers , a documentary that explores life as a hip-hop artist when you’re a grown-ass man or woman. The film features an impressive cast that includes folks like Masta Ace, R.A. the Rugged Man, Slug, Jarobi, and regular egotripland contributor J-Zone . Much like the “Back On the Plantation” chapter of Zone’s acclaimed book, Root for the Villain: Rap, Bullshit, and a Celebration of Failure , Adult Rappers also focuses on that point in life when an artist has to mature and face tough decisions. Iannacchino started a Kick Starter fund to raise loot to help him finish the film and has almost reached that goal. You can help by donating, but please hurry, there’s less than 24 hours left, as pledging ends on Thursday May 17, 9:01am EDT. Find out how you can contribute and peep the trailer – in which J-Zone talk about how he’s sometimes confused for Jay-Z (!) – after the jump …

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