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Check Out New Web Series 'The Rapper' From Writer/Director Vincent LaMotte

by Emmanuel Akitobi
December 12, 2012 7:45 PM
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"Written and directed by Los Angeles native Vincent LaMotte, and shot by acclaimed cinematographer Alex Santana, The Rapper is set in the digital-age and chronicles the story of three young men who attempt to overcome the lack of support, lack of resources, lack of finances and the pressures of street like in order to see their dreams of making it in the hip hop industry come true."

From the web series' press release:

LOS ANGELES (November, 2012)— In a time where web-series are becoming increasingly more popular, The Rapper’s raw and gritty tale of the road less traveled to superstardom is sure to create a cult following, with outstanding visuals, and great story writing.
In fact, the series caught the attention of several network executives as well as hip-hop artist who've expressed interest in the project. So be on the look-out for future episodes and production development. 
Current episodes of THE RAPPER can be found on YouTube ( Visit the series’ Facebook page (
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  • WTF? | December 14, 2012 1:07 AMReply

    stop it..

  • willie dynamite | December 13, 2012 12:18 PMReply

    Vincent, congrats on shooting your web series but I have to tell you that you have some work to do. If you are going to make the title "The Rapper" the series should focus more on that aspect. A lot of the scenes did not. Also, in 2012, incorporating elements of street life ie: selling weed, and crack, and hustling to make money has been seen too many times to evoke a fresh reaction. If you are going to chronicle the plight of a rapper in 2012, you have to find a fresher perspective. The music game is drastically different now, raising money to get in the studio to cut a demo is no longer the norm. Its is a social media game now. One popular song can change everything. You have to get a better structure of your lead character. After 3 episodes, I still did not know much about him that would want me to know more about him. I do not even know his goal. Story structure is key for you. I don't know if you did a "bible" for the show but i would suggest that you do that. That way you can track the story lines, and character arcs and it will allow you to see where you are and where you are going. This will also help you determine what the show is really about, what needs to be kept and what needs to be deleted. Because attention spans are much shorter now, you have to create compelling work that can hook your audience quickly. Opening your series on an almost drug bust may not be the best move because it was cliche but more importantly it was never really incorporated into the story. Go back to the lab bro and remember, writing is rewriting.

  • Dude | December 12, 2012 9:19 PMReply

    Sorry guys I tried..I made it to 3:40....

  • NO BRAINER | December 12, 2012 8:13 PMReply

    I couldn't get through the first episode. I didn't understand a word they were saying with the bad sound. The acting was awful. Just, my time is precious. I had to stop it.

  • Darkan | December 12, 2012 9:01 PM

    @No Brainer, gotta agree with you on this one . I said and did the same thing. The music was louder than anything! This is so unfortunate. I guess in the end it all boils down to insight. Good fortune on getting it done guys but back to the lab for future product. Smh.

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