Los Angeles CineFest

Big Day! We would like to announce that our film Risen: The Story of Chron “Hell Razah” Smith has been moved up from semi-finalist to OFFICIAL SELECTION at Los Angeles CineFest!!! Awwww yeah!!! We are thrilled to announce that our film Risen: The Story of Chron “Hell Razah” Smith is an award winner in the Spring Session of the International Independent Film Awards! This means we made it past the current wave of voting and have earned a guaranteed spot in their 2018 Summer screening schedule! Woo hoo!...

Risen: The Story of Chron “Hell Razah” Smith (Trailer)

Wu-Tang Clan Affiliate Subject Of Upcoming Documentary: Risen: The Story of Chron “Hell Razah” Smith Since the mid-1990s, Hell Razah (a/k/a Heaven Razah) has been a prominent figure within the Wu-Tang family tree. A founding member of the Sunz Of Man, Razah—alongside Killah Priest, Prodigal Sunn, and 60-Second Assassin would eventually tackle the Billboard Top 20 through 1998’s The Last Shall Be First. HellRazah In the years that followed, in addition to extensive feature and compilation work, such as Wu-Tang Killa Bees, Hell Razah established a prominent, independent solo career. With nearly 10 projects released, Razah worked with the likes of MF DOOM, Crooked I, R.A. The Rugged Man, and his Black Market Militia cohort Tragedy Khadafi. This year, he self-released El Raziel, featuring K.P. In 2010, Hell Razah made news following a near-fatal brain aneurysm, which put the former Wu-Tang/Priority Records artist in a coma. This incident eventually prompted the use of his alternate stage name, and affected his mobility. This week, Hell Razah revealed that he is presently filming a documentary based on his life and career. The yet-untitled work is directed by Frank Meyer, a producer at the NBC-backed Esquire Network. Meyer was behind Freestyle 101: The Film, the Webby Award-nominated web series-turned-Esquire original, which examined freestyling in Hip-Hop as a parallel to life. The series featured RZA, Ice-T, Game, M.O.P., Mobb Deep, Cypress Hill, and others. Meyer also authored, From Dude To Dad, a memoir account of his time spent on the road with Punk pioneers The Ramones. PREMIERE OPENING AT The People’s Film Festival MAY 31- JUNE 3, 2018 celebrates the power of the...

The People’s Film Festival #Harlem – Risen: The Story of Chron ‘Hell Razah’ Smith

The People’s Film Festival MAY 31- JUNE 3, 2018 celebrates the power of the media when placed in the hands of the people. The People’s Film Festival is an annual 4-Day event designed to showcase the best in independent films, music & art. It’s comprised of film screenings including virtual reality, panel discussions, music showcases and an award ceremony—celebrating the work of both emerging and established filmmakers, producers, and videographers—reflecting traditional and avant-garde style films with an emphasis on films that integrate multiple digital platforms using today’s new media & technology. Read more information about The People’s Film Festival at https://filmfreeway.com/thepeoplesfilmfestival The Festival presented last year Risen: The Story of Chron ‘Hell Razah’ Smith documemtary which gives an uncompromising look into the world of rehabilitation and redemption through the eyes of a Wu Tang Clan affiliate rapper who suffered a near fatal brain aneurysm. Risen documentary is directed by Frank Meyer. Go see the trailer at http://www.risendocumentary.com/ Read more about Risen: The Story of Chron ‘Hell Razah’ Smith at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4997858/    ...

HEAVEN HOP RISEN DOCUMENTARY OF CHRON HELLRAZAH SMITH COMING SOON

Most of today’s hip-hop artists grew up listening to Wu-Tang Clan, but how many grew up rapping with them? Hell Razah, for one. The Brooklyn-bred MC spent his teenage years under the Clan’s tutelage as a member of Wu offshoot Sunz of Man, sharpening his lyrical sword alongside older MCs like GZA, Ghostface, and Killah Priest during the Clan’s glorious 90s heyday. After three Sunz of Man albums and countless guest appearances and collaborations, Razah released his acclaimed debut The Renaissance in 2007, and Nature Sounds now presents his long-awaited follow-up, Heaven Razah.Since releasing his first solo mixtape in 2001, Hell Razah has become one of the most prolific artists in hip-hop’s underground. He’s released collaborative albums with Wu-Tang producer 4th Disciple and Babygrande Records production team Blue Sky Black Death, and has been an active member of a remarkable number of groups, most notably the underground supergroup Black Market Militia (along with Killah Priest, Tragedy Khadafi, and Timbo King), the Brooklyn-repping duo T.H.U.G. Angelz (along with Shabazz The Disciple), and various incarnations of Sunz of Man.While Razah enjoys collaborating with his peers, he held off on guest spots for Heaven Razah, with only R.A. The Rugged Man, Timbo, and Shabazz making appearances. “I wanted to show that I can hold my own,” he explains. “To me, features look like mixtapes. If you go back and look at classic albums like Illmatic, there weren’t a lot of features.” Crafting a classic album by oneself is no easy task, but Razah was up to the challenge. “I participated with everything on this album. I did a lot of the co-production,wrote...

Wu-Tang Clan Affiliate Subject Of Upcoming Documentary: Risen: The Story of Chron “Hell Razah” Smith

Wu-Tang Clan Affiliate Subject Of Upcoming Documentary: Risen: The Story of Chron “Hell Razah” Smith Wu Tang Clan affiliate Hell Razah has always been a heralded MC, known for his sharp lyrics and intricate flow. A founding member of the group Sunz Of Man — who tackled the Billboard Top 20 with their 1998 remake of “Shining Star” alongside Earth Wind & Fire, Wyclef and Ol’ Dirty Bastard — Razah was discovered and mentored at 14 years old by Wu Tang leader RZA and groomed for success. Later dubbed “Heaven Razah” when he went solo in the mid-2000s, the rising, young MC made headlines when he as struck with a brain aneurysm in 2010. As a result of this tragedy, Hell Razah has spent the last 5 years slowly recovering from this near-fatal incident, which left him in a coma and unable to use his left side. As Razah has been struggling to learn how to walk, talk and rhyme again, filmmaker Frank Meyer has been documenting his journey every step of the way. The Director and Hell Razah go way back, as Meyer was Sunz of Man’s publicist back in 1997, and he filmed Razah for his G4tv web series Freestyle 101, which featured Ice-T, The Game, Mobb Deep, Fat Joe, Cypress Hill, and was recognized by Steve Jobs at an Apple podcasting conference. The resulting documentary film Risen: The Story of Chron “Hell Razah” Smith is the result of 5 years of filming, and 17 years of friendship. “Razah’s story is one everyone can relate to,” says Meyer. “He was a talented kid from the streets who...
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