documentary on Flint’s hip-hop artists wins Emmy | Music News | Detroit

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Jason Howard

Ira “Bootleg” Dorsey.

On Saturday June 11, the documentary Breed & Bootleg: Legends of Flint Rap Music won a Regional Emmy in the Topical category.

The film explored the Mc Breed and Bootleg legacy of the Dayton family, as well as the musical impact they had on the town of Flint. The film, screened as part of the Detroit Free Press Freep Film Festival in 2020, was directed and produced by MSU film professor Geri Alumit Zeldes.

“The Regional Emmy is a nod to the film’s production quality and the universality of its narrative that highlights the contributions of MC Breed and Ira ‘Bootleg’ Dorsey to the history of Midwestern rap music. “, Zeldes said via email.

With the help of a grant from the Michigan Humanity Council, in 2018 Zeldes began constructing the film as a retrospective on Flint’s hip-hop music as a whole, but an interview with Dorsey changed his perspective.

“He’s the one who named MC Breed the godfather of Flint’s rap music,” she previously said. Metro timetables. “Breed and Bootleg were friends. They were pioneers of their different types of rap music.”

You can learn more about Metro timetables‘ Feature 2020 on Breed & Bootleg: Legends of Flint Rap Music.

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