WHUZZUP: MC science
Compilation of the original film
MC science - Bjorn Lodik, 2001
Bjorn is a rapper from Netherlands. Damian is a rapper from the Bronx. Bjorn writes raps and is fascinated by people who have a gift for freestyling. Together with his ‘brotha from anotha motha’ they meet other rappers in different New York suburbs and on stage. Bjorn knows how to find out their secrets for writing rhymes because he gives them what he asks for: secrets and raps.
He wants to know what dropping rhymes means within hip hop culture. What’ s the place it actually takes within their lives? Is it a political movement, a new brotherhood?
In the Black August Festival Bjorn gets to meet some of the “gods” from the hip-hop scene backstage (like Deadprez and the Welfarepoets). They share a hardcore wisdom about what it takes to be a good MC. It seems they tell it to a friend. They recognize the sincerity of Bjorn’s quest as a rapper who’s just starting out and they don’t seem to put on a public face.
During the film the friendship between two boys from different worlds (Bjorn and Damian) grows through their passion for writing and living together. We learn through their eyes what it means to live in the Bronx and to be able to share that experience.