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Chicagoist Weekend Theater: World Star Hip-Hop's "The Field: Chicago"

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 12, 2014 8:15PM

World Star Hip-Hop has a 40-minute documentary about violence in Chicago and its relationship to hip-hop. While its content may be old news to most Chicagoans -- indeed, the video begins by contextualizing the city's rise in violence in 2012 the same way as "This American Life" did when it visited Harper High School -- the film is still a compelling, intense watch full of beautiful imagery of Chicago.

The film, titled, "The Field: Chicago (A Profile Of The City's Hottest Artists, The Violence That Surrounds Them And The Hope Music Brings To Their Lives)," can be watched below:

One of the film's interviewees, Rhymefest, spoke to WGCI about the doc, and that segment is worth a listen.

[h/t WGCI/Rhymefest]