Hell Razah a founding member of the Wu-Tang affiliated group Sunz of Man has a revealing documentary set for release next year, Risen: The Story of Chron “Hell Razah” Smith. Sunz of Man is made up by veteran emcees Prodigal Sunn, 60-Second Assassin, Shabazz the Disciple, Killah Priest & Hell Razah. Together they are known as one of the most successful Wu-affiliated groups and were also the first signed to Wu-Tang records.
Hell Razah was mentored by the RZA at the young age of 14. When he went solo after Sunz of Man’s primetime, he went under the moniker “Heaven Razah”- so never get confused people, same emcee.
In 2010 he developed a brain aneurysm that was caused by an accident which made his name a worldwide trend in the headlines. This near ill-fated incident put him in a coma and paralyzed the left side of his body. For the past 5 years, on a gradual pace, he has been recovering his body functions back to normal. Razah got Frank Meyer, who is a seasoned filmmaker to document his journey.
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Risen: The Story of Chron “Hell Razah” Smith heavily holds 5 years worth of content. Meyer and Razah go way back. Back in 1997 he was the publicist for the Sunz of Man and has been in the mix through their ups and down. Razah’s documentary is nothing but an accurately intimate narrative filled with true friendship support.
“Razah’s story is one everyone can relate to. He was a talented kid from the streets who worked hard and nearly achieved all of his dreams before this tragedy struck. Now his life has been completely refocused. A lot of rappers will tell you about how they have been shot 9 times, but they won’t let you see them struggling through the rehab process of questioning their future.” – Frank Meyer
Hip-hop has represented the trials and tribulations faced by emcees, but rarely do we see the direct reality of the situations they face. Razah is sharing his road to redemption as he strives to live by his divine right and authentic desires. Hell Razah is the charismatic kid from Brooklyn’s own Red Hook Projects, who has the key to success and is now struggling to revive his life.
The documentary is currently finishing up it’s final touches with photography. Besides Hell Razah himself, the stars of Risen: The Story of Chron “Hell Razah” Smith include: fellow Sunz of Man members Killah Priest, Prodigal Sunn, 60-Second Assassin, & Shabazz the Disciple, Wu-Tang’s own RZA, Cappadonna, & Popa Wu, seasoned emcees RA The Rugged Man & Ras Kass, former AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips, along with Hell Razah’s closest family and friends.
Hell Razah’s forthcoming documentary, Risen: The Story of Chron “Hell Razah” Smith is set for release in 2017 via Digital Reacharound. Be on the lookout!
In the meantime, remember one of Sunz of Man’s greatest hits, “Shining Star” feat. Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Earth, Wind & Fire, & Wyclef Jean