Hip-hop started in the Bronx but ‘Shake The Dust’ documents its global influence
Shake The Dust, the documentary film executively produced by Nas, is now available for rent or download exclusively on Vimeo on Demand. The film, from journalist and filmmaker Adam Sjöberg, focuses on the culture of hip-hop and breakdancing across the globe. It chronicles and captures the stories of young hip-hop fans, demonstrating how hip-hop acts as a positive force for social change.
Nas has said of the project: “What these kids are doing around the world reminds me why I fell in love with hip-hop and how important it is as a creative and constructive outlet. After hearing Adam’s vision for this project and hearing the stories, I was incredibly excited to help bring the film to global audiences who need to hear this surprising message of empowerment.”
Ugandan b-boy, Karim, narrates this visually stunning tale that visits Uganda, Yemen, Colombia and Cambodia; following groups of b-boys, b-girls and hip-hop artists who have found a sense of community and a voice of empowerment through hip-hop.
The documentary’s score includes music from Nas, Talib Kweli, Common and Vince Staples.