Looks like we’re going to have ourselves a little US vs UK film battle!!! UK is releasing their feature film “VS” (starring a white guy learning the ins and outs of Battle Rap) versus the US “Bodied” …..Starring a white guy, learning the ins and outs of Battle Rap
Then again, the truth is… would this be such a largely anticipated film had the main characters of both not resembled the average overlooked white “nerdy” type stepping into an otherwise cut-throat culture and showing their ass? … Probably not. Believe me, I’m not attacking either, I’m actually excited to see both (more excited for “BODIED”). But who would I be without dabbing a lil sauce on that shiiiiiet. Not to mention that the film(Bodied) is directed by Joseph Kahn, a very successful and talented music video director. Check out the HIT VIDEOS he’s thrown that midas touch on! >> http://www.josephkahn.com/music-videos
Produced by Eminem and directed by Joseph Khan, one of the biggest music video directors of all time (from Wu Tang Clan to Taylor Swift), “Bodied” is a go-for-the-jugular, hilarious look inside the competitive world of rap battles. Berkeley grad student Adam Merkin (Calum Worthy; “American Vandal,” “Austin & Ally”) gets sucked into the game after meeting icon Behn Grym (Jackie Strong; BET’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood”) and accidentally competing in—and winning—his first battle. Rising through the ranks of the battle scene with his provocative insults, Adam alienates his academic buddies, uptight girlfriend, and literary professor father (Anthony Michael Hall).