Exclusive clip: Produced by Nas, 'Shake the Dust' shines light on hip-hop around the world
Popular films like "Step Up" and "You Got Served" have brought underground hip-hop and b-boy culture to the mainstream -- but rapper Nas wants to show you the real deal with his new documentary film.
Executive produced by the legendary hip hop artist and directed by LA-based photographer and filmmaker Adam Sjöberg, "Shake The Dust" takes a global travelogue-style look at the influence of breakdancing and hip hop on cultures around the world, exploring unexpected places like Uganda, Cambodia, Yemen and Colombia.
"What these kids are doing around the world reminds me why I fell in love with hip-hop and how important it is as a creative and constructive outlet," Nas said. "After hearing Adam's vision for this project and hearing the stories, I was incredibly excited to help bring the film to global audiences who need to hear this surprising message."
The film celebrates the power of music and dance to unify cultures and its ability to act as a catalyst for social change -- not to mention a killer soundtrack of international hip-hop samples, including a handful of Nas's hits.
Watch some of the most talented breakdancing crews in the world in select cities theatrically nationwide or on iTunes and additional VOD outlets.
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