Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Rahman Jamaal of Hip Hop Congress stars in "The Beat"
Along with being the west coast regional director for Hip Hop Congress, Rahman Jamaal is a multi-talented artist. He is a highly respected emcee/lyricist, the lead vocalist for tribute band Blood Sugar Sex Machine, and added lead actor to his list of achievements when he made his film debut in the hip hop drama THE BEAT.
Synopsis: On the heels of his brother's murder, aspiring rap artist Philip "Flip" Bernard (Rahman Jamaal) gets an ultimatum from his father (Gregory Alan Williams): either get a "real" job as a cop or get out of the house. Using a split-narrative technique, this inventive drama with cameo appearances from comedian Michael Colyar, rap star Coolio and R&B singer Brian McKnight follows Flip through both scenarios.
The film was featured at the Sundance and Pan African Film Festivals and can be rented or purchased at Amazon.com, Netflix, Blockbuster, and Hollywood video.
THE BEAT - TRAILER
RAHMAN JAMAAL RHYME SCENE - THIS ISN'T ART
Also, visit his MySpace page to peep his music!