Starring Gina Rodriguez -- who also sings on the tune along with Diamonique -- the film follows young Latina rap star who is offered a shot at the big time, but has to choose between compromising her artistic ideals and abandoning her friends or making her lifelong dream come true. This remix of "This Is My Life" adds some speaker shaking bass drops, adding to a whole other dimension to what had originally been a more straightforward hip hop song.
"Reza drew on his experiences recording both the most underground of rappers, and the most polished of pop stars, to coach Gina Rodriguez, in the different stages of 'Filly' the artist, and she excelled," filmmakers Delara and Michael Olmos said about the composer's process. "Initially he had her just talk on the mic, about her life, about her thoughts, whilst music was playing in her headphones, until she was so comfortable that it became second nature and the talks turned into fluid raps."
"Filly Brown" is now playing in limited release. Listen below