Documentary Examines Canadian Hip-Hop with Help from Shad, Cadence Weapon, Buck 65

Documentary Examines Canadian Hip-Hop with Help from Shad, Cadence Weapon, Buck 65
Is there a Canadian hip-hop identity? That's the question a new feature-length documentary called Hip Hop Eh will seek to answer when it comes to select Canadian cities next month.

Directed by Joe Klymkiw, who hosts a hip-hop show on Vancouver's CiTR university radio station, this project has been more than five years in the making. It features Canuck rap heavyweights like Shad, Cadence Weapon, Classified, Buck 65, Maestro, Kardinal Offishall, Rascalz, Z-Trip, Michie Mee, Swollen Members and Grand Analog. Funnyman and Organized Rhyme member Tom Green is also in the flick.

According to a press release, this "irresistible story of exploration and triumph" examines the Canadian hip-hop world by "following key pioneers, the leaders of the underground movements and the kingpins of radio."

The film will premiere at three cities in July. The first screening will be at Vancouver's Rio Theatre on July 8. After that, the film will move on to Winnipeg's Park Theatre on July 22 and Toronto's Projection Booth on July 29. The official three-minute trailer is below, and be sure to check out the flick's official website.

Hip Hop Eh (Official Trailer) from Joe Klymkiw on Vimeo.