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Living the hiplife

Author: Jesse Weaver ShipleyReggie Ossei RockstoneMobile Boys (Musical group)Coltan Media.Evidence Films.All authors
Publisher: [New York] : Third World Newsreel, [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Standard formatView all editions and formats
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"A musical portrait of street life in urban West Africa. [The film] follows the birth of Hiplife music in Accra, Ghana, a mix of various African musical forms and American hip-hop. Archival footage and hip-hop music videos are remixed with interviews and the daily lives of rap artists. We follow Reginald "Reggie Rockstone" Ossei (the Godfather of Hiplife) in the founding of the musical movement, as well as the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Named Person: Reggie Ossei Rockstone
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jesse Weaver Shipley; Reggie Ossei Rockstone; Mobile Boys (Musical group); Coltan Media.; Evidence Films.; Newsreel (Firm)
OCLC Number: 166637361
Language Note: Chiefly in English. Portions in other languages with English subtitles.
Credits: Camera & sound, Jesse Weaver Shipley ... [et al.] ; editors, Melissa Parry, Jesse Weaver Shipley.
Performer(s): Features music artists Reggie Ossei Rockstone, The Mobile Boys.
Description: 1 videodisc (63 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R; stereo.
Other Titles: Living the hip life
Responsibility: Coltan Media ; Evidence Films ; producer-director, Jesse Weaver Shipley.

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"A musical portrait of street life in urban West Africa. [The film] follows the birth of Hiplife music in Accra, Ghana, a mix of various African musical forms and American hip-hop. Archival footage and hip-hop music videos are remixed with interviews and the daily lives of rap artists. We follow Reginald "Reggie Rockstone" Ossei (the Godfather of Hiplife) in the founding of the musical movement, as well as the Mobile Boys (a group of aspiring rap artists), as they try to make it in the music business" -- Publishers' website.

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(EMRO user published 2008-01-14 ) Very Good Permalink
This highly-engaging documentary looks at the development of the Ghanaian popular music known as Hiplife. A mixture of Ghanaian Highlife music and American Hip Hop, Hiplife is thought to have started with the return of Reggie “Rockstone” Ossei to Accra in the mid-1990s. He is thought to be the...
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