Bloodthicker

documentary feature

 

Bloodthicker is the story of three young men, rappers and friends whose fathers were three of the most influential rappers to ever come out of New Olreans. In the 1990’s and into the 2000’s, Juvenile, B.G., and Soulja Slim put New Orleans on the national and international charts with their own blend of rap, and their unique ability to spin a tapestry of life in the New Orleans housing projects. Today, Young Juve, T.Y., and Lil’ Soulja Slim work steadfast to establish themselves as the new faces of New Orleans rap, balancing individual identity with the inexorable influence of their fathers.

A coming-of-age story set within the world of gangster rap, Bloodthicker focuses on the relationship each young rapper has to their father, weighed against the vastly different circumstances of each man’s life and career – while Juvenile has managed to retain his stature in the rap world, touring most weekends, B.G. succumbed to many of the pitfalls of rap culture, and is currently serving a 14 year sentence in a federal prison. The son of slain rapper, Soulja Slim, Lil’ Soulja Slim welcomes the birth of his daughter into his world.

Bloodthicker tells a unique and visceral story about legacy, and the ways in which each son navigates their careers, moving between spheres of affluence and excess, loss, and the allure of street culture.

Dir. Cin. Edit. | Zac Manuel

Prod. | Chris Haney, Justin Fontenot, Holly Hobbs, The Greenhouse Collective

Status | In Production