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BLING: New Documentary Takes On Blood,Diamonds and Hip Hop

diamonds.jpgIt’s really exciting to see fellow writer Raquel Cepeda doing it big. There was a time when she was writing poetry for urban mags in NYC (Can we say New Word? Hey Raquel…).

Fast forward 12 + years, she is now bringing us BLING: A Planet Rock which is a 90 minute documentary taking the hip-hop generation to Sierra Leone to illustrate the impact of the Diamond business on African Lives. As we all know, diamonds are forever, but they have been proven a deadly mix on the continent!

BLING showcases rappers, Paul Wall, Raekwon (The Chef) of Wu-Tang Clan Fame,Tego Calderon (Reggaeton sensation), Kanye West (Mr. Consciousness himself) and more from the Hip Hop roster.

diamonds2.jpgAccording to the official press release: “The center of the BLING story from Sierra Leone is UNDP’s “Diamonds for Development” initiative (D4D) that aims to accelerate development at the local level (firstly in the diamonds production zones) by supporting the local governance reform and proposing a new organizational scheme for diamonds production (including both small artisanal and international mining).


Director: Raquel Cepeda,
Co-producers: Djali Rancher Productions, VH1, Article 19 Films
Distribution: worldwide TV, cinema, VoD and DVD distribution

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To learn more about the music culture of Sierra Leone you have got to see the new documentary “Sweet Salone”.
read about it here

Comment by C-ya

heard Raek couldnt come out of a bus when they came to Africa, what was that all about?

Comment by Hip Hop Fan

Very good post. I have been searching for this post since many days. Now I have implemented the same for my site.

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