Published on August 3rd, 2017 | by Alan Cross


Eminem’s Rap Battle Comedy to Premiere at TIFF

Eminem knows a thing or two about rap battles (hello, 8 Mile!), so when he was approached to produce a movie–a comedy, no less–he jumped in.

Bodied, which is set to premiere at TIFF in September, is described as “a satirical exploration of the world’s most artistically brutal sport — battle rapping.” And instead of being set in Detroit, the setting is Toronto.

The film stars Anthony Michael Hall, Debra Wilson, Charlamagne tha God, Alter Perez, Rory Uphold, Jackie Long, Callum Worthy and Shoniqua Shanda, Loaded Lux, Dizaster, Dumbfounded and Hollow Da Don.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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One Response to Eminem’s Rap Battle Comedy to Premiere at TIFF

  1. Erny says:

    Rap is an attempt at poetry, which probably helps a lot to feel better.

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