DEMOS is one of the only documentaries to truly delve into the world of independent hip-hop. Through interviews with Black Thought, Talib Kweli, Naughty By Nature and many more,DEMOS provides artists with an inside look at how to succeed in a music industry that’s been radically transformed over the last decade.
Of course, a film like DEMOS needs an equally dope soundtrack. Featuring lead single “The Get Up,” DEMOS: Music Inspired by the Documentary includes 17 exclusive tracks from the likes of Fashawn, Rapper Big Pooh, Skyzoo, Tanya Morgan, Torae and many more.
WATCH THE FILM TONIGHT
Reem Docs will celebrate the release of its debut project DEMOS: An Independent Artist’s Guide To Success with a free, one-night online screening of the film. The screening will be presented at 7:00pm EST in partnership with leading video-sharing site DailyMotion.com and will be made available through some of the most popular online destinations for Hip-Hop content.
In addition to the Daily Motion site, which will host the screening as part of their Motion Makers content, the DEMOS digital release will be simulcast at 2DopeBoyz.com, DeadEndHipHop.com, DJBooth.net, DubCNN.com, KevinNottingham.com, OkayPlayer.com, and TheUrbanDaily.com. The screening will be promptly followed by a video chat allowing fans to discuss the film with director Kareem Fort and the film’s narrator Skyzoo, along with other artists featured in the film. Additional information regarding the live discussion will be announced on the morning of September 10 via the film’s official Twitter feed, twitter.com/DemosDocFilm and DemosDocumentary.com, where the film will be available for purchase, along with a list of retail sale locations.
Crafted around the personal tale of critically acclaimed artist Skyzoo’s journey, DEMOS was created to educate and inspire aspiring and emerging independent Hip-Hop artists by providing insight on the myriad ways to establish and further a successful independent music career. Director Kareem Fort achieved that objective by masterfully weaving together interviews with a wide range of artists, from the likes of Rapper Big Pooh, Talib Kweli, Black Thought and Naughty By Nature, who have seen both sides of the “indie vs. major” debate, to established indie Hip-Hop veterans like Torae and Planet Asia, and even newcomers like Hopsin and Nitty Scott MC who serve to prove that the independent Hip-Hop scene continues to grow today. In addition to the unique viewpoint provided by the featured artists, DEMOS also draws from the expertise of producers including NO I.D. and !LLMIND, as well as a cross-section of industry professionals, including writer/comedian Tony Rock.
Over the course of the two years Fort has spent creating this insightful film, DEMOS has acquired quite a buzz within the independent urban music community. That anticipation has grown in the past few months, as the film’s release approached and was further boasted through the release of exclusive outtakes from the film, presented earlier this year in partnership with DailyMotion.com. The discussion has grown stronger through a series of special screenings at SXSW, the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles and most recently at MIST Harlem in New York over the summer.