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Watch: New Trailer For 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Brings Hip Hop Beats

by Kevin Jagernauth
November 13, 2013 11:17 AM
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So, you've got a 2 1/2 hour movie about Nelson Mandela opening around Thanksgiving time, but it seems that buzz is minimal at best. How do you get audiences interested, and more crucially, those kids with disposable income who will be home for the holidays and looking for something to do other than hangout with relatives? If you're the The Weinstein Company, you bring tha noize

A new, brief trailer has dropped it like its hot for "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom," or should we say, Long Breakdance To Freedom. For whatever reason, it was decided that it would be a good idea to pump this up with music by MGK aka Machine Gun Kelly, a rapper we didn't even know existed and we bet most of you don't either. His song called "Runnin" has been selected to power this 'Walk' spot. Maybe because that U2 commissioned song wasn't cutting it? You'd think Weinstein would be milking the hell out of the song considering they probably paid a pretty penny just to get it.

Anyway, you can check out what Mandela looks like accompanied by phat beatz below. "Long Walk To Freedom" arrives on November 29th.

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  • Rebecca | December 11, 2013 1:06 PMReply

    When the rest of the world finally discovers Machine Gun Kelly, they will know he is the bedt musician to soundtrack this movie!! LACE UP!!

  • Mason | November 18, 2013 2:39 PMReply

    Didn't know existed? ya right EST for life

  • travis | November 14, 2013 6:22 PMReply

    Listen to the whole song before discrediting why they put this song in the trailer..LACE UP BITCH!

  • Tobi | November 14, 2013 4:12 AMReply

    Hilarious, and unfortunately heard of this guy before, nothing special as you can tell from this trailer. The first one has more scope and feel to it, but whatever you gotta do to get that scratch.

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