Eminem's Battle Rap Film "Bodied" Acquired By YouTube

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The Eminem-produced film Bodied, a satire about battle rap, has secured a home. YouTube has picked up the movie for its YouTube Red subscription service, according to Variety.

Although the film is destined to become part of the YouTube Red catalog in 2018, it will get a theatrical release. YouTube is holding a special screening of the movie on Sunday (January 21) at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Bodied, which is directed by Joseph Kahn, has been well received on the festival circuit. Former battle rapper Alex Larsen a.k.a. Kid Twist penned the screenplay, lending it credibility. The cast also includes well-known battlers Dizaster, Loaded Lux, Hollow Da Don and Dumbfoundead.

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The Hip Hop credentials don’t stop there. The Breakfast Club host Charlamagne Tha God is part of the cast and Def Jam Recordings CEO Paul Rosenberg is one of Slim Shady’s fellow producers behind the film.

Watch the trailer for Bodied above.

Source: Hip Hop DX