Asian Americans Get A ‘Bad Rap’ On Netflix

Awkwafina, Rekstizzy, Lyricks and Dumbfoundead are the subjects of “Bad Rap,” a documentary by Salima Koroma that is now available on Netflix. The documentary takes a look at the careers of four insanely talented rappers of Asian descent, but rather than tracing the stories of their origins, Koroma’s film poses a question: in spite of talent and know-how, why aren’t these Asian rappers more famous?

The documentary screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016. Highlights from the film include a rap battle between Dumbfoundead and Conceited as well as Rekstizzy’s defense of his artistic vision.

See the trailer below and stream the full documentary on Netflix now!