Das Wassup

Director Johannes Schaff
United Kingdom / 96 min. / 2017 / English

Chronicle of the first, utterly tumultuous European tour of Yo Majesty, a trio of lesbian and Christian rappers from the most marginal neighborhoods of Tampa (Florida), along with two English musicians. A colossal collective effort to overcome adversities, ego battles and personal demons.

Hold on tight, here come the bends. This documentary is the raw, chaotic, intense (and low fidelity: recorded largely with mobile and a Super-8 with a flashlight) evidence of Yo Majesty’s leap to Europe ten years ago, when they were hailed as the new great sensation. The ups and downs of life on the road, frequent encounters with the law, accentuated anxiety problems and the collision of characters come together in a film that is also the story of the collective effort by a group of great racial, gender and class diversity. Shunda K, Shon B and Jwl B are three openly lesbian rappers and believers from the slums of Tampa who
amidst the praise of Santogold, MIA, Peaches, Lady Sovereign or Beth Ditto (The Gossip) struggle to make their combative message heard and make a living once and for all with music. For this, they associate with the London electronic post-punk duo HardfeelingsUK and join forces with the director and the producer (who describes them as ("Salt-N-Pepa on steroids"), who are also wild characters.

Entradas BCN


Showing format

Best Documentary Feature, ManIFF 2017, Silver Award, European Independent Film 2017

in festivals
Perth International Film Festival 2017, Miami Independent Film Festival 2017, Portland Film Festival 2017

Yo Majesty, SHUNDA K, SHON B, JWL B, David Alexander, Richard Winstanley

Johannes Schaff, Johannes Schaff

Brian Hickey, Johannes Schaff, Emanuel Ubert

Music Composer
Richard Winstanley

Johannes Schaff, Brian Hickey, Emanuel Ubert

Film company
Johannes Schaff

Film distributor

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