Starring: Calum Worthy, Jackie Long, Rory Uphold, Jonathan Park, Walter PerezDirector: Joseph KahnWriter: Alex Larsen, Joseph KahnIn Theaters: November 2, 2018Runtime: 120 min 7.2
Berkeley student Adam Merkin is a progressive who has come to believe that he understands the battle rap scene so well that he can write a thesis paper about it.
When Adam takes his girlfriend Maya to a freestyle rap battle to conduct research, he soon realizes that his understanding of battle rap is all wrong.
Although he's a white boy, he's taken under the wing of a black rapper named Grymm and learns that battle rap is a street fight with words.
Adam quickly shows that he has talent and enjoy the fights, but he must overcome his fear of promoters, a father who doesn't believe in him, people who think he's appropriating another culture and his own competitive drive and cruelty.