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Soundz of Spirit (2003)

Exploring the creative process is recognizing the importance of the journey.


Joslyn Rose Lyons


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Credited cast:
Aceyalone Aceyalone
Planet Asia Planet Asia
André Benjamin ... (as André 3000)
Rafael Casal ... Himself
Davey D Davey D
Del Del
Deuce Eclipse Deuce Eclipse
Dilated Peoples Dilated Peoples
Freestyle Fellowship Freestyle Fellowship
Michael Franti ... Himself
CeeLo Green ... (as Cee-Lo)
Grouch Grouch
Jennifer Johns Jennifer Johns


Unlike any other hip-hop documentary to date, Soundz of Spirit is an award winning riveting feature length documentary film directed by filmmaker Joslyn Rose Lyons, that explores the relationship between the spiritual connection and creative process, in hip-hop culture. Soundz features in-depth interviews and behind the scenes footage with The Last Poets, KRS-One, Common, Andre 3000, Cee-Lo, Talib Kweli, Martin Luther, Planet Asia, Hieroglyphics crew, Shock G, Goapele, Medusa, Mystic, Aceyalone, The Grouch, Living Legends, Davey D, Bionic Man, Zion I, Chali 2NA, Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples, DJ QBert, Saul Williams, Michael Franti and many other artists, dj's, dancers and mc's in the hip hop community. After premiering at the HBO Urban World Film Festival, the documentary traveled extensively through the international film festival circuit from the Black International Cinema Berlin and London Raindance, to Blacksoil in Rotterdam, Europe, Denver Pan African, Los Angeles ... Written by Balin PR

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8 February 2005 (USA) See more »

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Soundz of Spirit: Director's Cut See more »


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$80,000 (estimated)
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Spirituality meets Hip Hop
22 September 2005 | by tiffeniSee all my reviews

Soundz of Spirit is a documentary that asks about the creative process of Hip Hop and where does the influence come from. Artists like Goapele, KRS-One, Common, Talib Kweli, Nappy Roots, Shock G, the Last Poets, Medusa, Saul Williams, DJ Q Bert, as well as, local California artists, describe their inspiration from answers that range from the spiritual to social influences. This documentary is able to capture the love and dedication that artists have for Hip Hop by explaining why they sacrifice all for the willingness to be able to express themselves truthfully and uncensored. Soundz of Sprit tries to define Hip Hop culture by its internal workings of the artists which is different from how it is portrayed by mainstream media. For this reason alone it is worth seeing.

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