As We Speak: Rap Music on Trial

As We Speak: Rap Music on Trial (2024)

Hip Hop takes the stand.

  • Genre: Music, Documentary
  • Release Date: 2024-01-22
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: District 33
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: J.M. Harper


Bronx rap artist Kemba explores the growing weaponization of rap lyrics in the United States criminal justice system and abroad — revealing how law enforcement has quietly used artistic creation as evidence in criminal cases for decades.


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  • Kemba

    as Self
  • Killer Mike

    as Self
  • Bun B

    as Self
  • Mac Phipps

    as Self
  • Glasses Malone

    as Self
  • Stash P

    as Self
  • Ari Melber

    as Self
Directing J.M. Harper Director
Production Kemba Consulting Producer
Production Lance Acord Executive Producer
Production Max Allman Executive Producer
Production Sam Bisbee Producer
Production Peter Cambor Producer
Production Amanda Culkowski Executive Producer
Production Bruce Gillmer Executive Producer
Production J.M. Harper Producer
Production Jackie Kelman Bisbee Executive Producer
Production Danielle Massie Co-Producer
Production Christina Radburn Associate Producer
Production Amit Day Associate Producer
Production Cody Ryder Executive Producer
Production Ryan Simon Executive Producer
Production Lysette Urus Co-Producer
Production Sam Widdoes Producer
Sound William Ryan Fritch Music
Camera Allison Anderson Director of Photography
Camera Logan Triplett Director of Photography
Editing Emma Backman Editor
Editing Gabriela Tessitore Co-Editor