This short documentary profiling Michaelangelo Tumbarello aka “Baje One” of the Brooklyn based group Junk Science, is a pretty honest portrait of an artist struggling with growing up in the independent hip hop scene. Along with the normal struggles faced by most indie artists, Michael is conflicted by his love of a genre where hating whitey has been the mantra of many of the artists he admires. As he puts it…
“The way to come to terms with a rapper being like ‘Fuck White People’… is I guess to be like, how much do you like this song.”
Extremely well shot and well edited, director Huey Lang gives us a fascinating portrait of today’s independent artist that is absolutely worth the watch.