The Hip-Hop Christian movement has been uplifting youth by delivering positive religious messages that are not about drugs, sex, or hate but of hope and peace.
In a society where artists are glorified for being gunned down, women are admired for wearing fewer clothes, and children are quoting lyrics to songs that should be deemed Rated X, how do you spell relief? B- L- A- Z- E!
At the heart of this film is a desire to expose the "Other Side of Hip Hop". Candid interviews, music video clips, and concert performances, all blend to create this smoothie of acidic relief.
"In BLAZE, the interviewees elaborate on the importance of a Christian message in their music and the vast difference between this approach and that of their more commercial associates. This documentary provides a window to an interesting world into which many would not ordinarily have access. Recommended."
- Felice Neals, Educational Media Reviews Online
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TWN acknowledges that in New York we are on the unceded territory of the Lenni Lenape,
Canarsie, Shinecock, and Munsee peoples and challenges the harm that continues to
be inflicted upon Indigenous and People of Color communities here and abroad,
which is why we all need to be part of the struggle for rights, equality and justice.
TWN is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council
on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Color Congress, MOSAIC, New York Community Trust, Peace Development Fund,
Humanities NY, Ford Foundation, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and individual donors.