Director Joseph’s Kahn’s critically acclaimed battle rap movie, BODIED, is now available on YouTube Premium. BODIED is the satirical story of Adam Merkin, a progressive grad student who becomes an accidental battle rapper whose success breeds outrage. The film stars Calum Worthy (American Vandal, Austin & Ally, and The Thinning), Jackie Long (Idlewild, ATL), Shoniqua Shandai (Sing It!, The Fosters), Walter Perez (The Avengers, Fame), Rory Uphold (Hella). Also featured are well known battle rappers Dizaster, Dumbfoundead, Hollow Da Don and media personality Charlamagne Tha God.
BODIED is directed and produced by legendary music video director Joseph Kahn and produced by music icon Eminem, his manager and Def Jam Records CEO Paul Rosenberg, and producers Adi Shankar and Jil Hardin. The film is written by Alex Larsen (aka Kid Twist), a former battle rapper turned screenwriter.
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