Tomorrow on Tuesday April 29, 2014 The Hood Hippie will be featuring a short film by poet Shane Romero and director Cliff Notez. The film focuses on e...
Tomorrow on Tuesday April 29, 2014 The Hood Hippie will be featuring a short film by poet Shane Romero and director Cliff Notez. The film focuses on ending gun violence in the nation’s cities; as well as shining a light on the ways the entertainment industry promotes and encourages these incidents. The poem is written to 14 year old South Side Chicago rapper Lil Mouse, who releases music with subject matter far beyond his age range and a number of violent lyrics
Cliff Notez is a professional poet working to obtain a master’s degree in digital media from Northeastern. Notez is also an activist and has been featured on Russel Simmons’ All Def Digital Poetry. He also directed, scored and edited the short film. Shane Romero is a poet from Brooklyn, New York and he wrote, performed and executive produced the short film.
The duo do an excellent job of expressing the despair that is prominent on the South Side of Chicago and in the heart of Brooklyn. They provide statistics, feelings of personal loss and they educate the viewer on the consequences of feeding into the violent images and lyrics that bombard the mind on a daily basis. Romero’s poem melds along with the visuals as Notez score simmers and rises in the background.
“Mouse Trap” is a truly cohesive and informative piece of art. These two brothas have done an excellent job and you’re definitely missing out on an opportunity to be enlightened if you don’t take a few minutes out of your day to support these young wordsmiths. Check out the video below:
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Twitter: @MrNotez617 , @ShaneH_H or @MouseTrapFilm