Hip-Hop Raised Me is a one woman show about a girl growing up during hip-hop’s golden era told through a collage of monologue, stand-up comedy, rap and spoken word.
Malaika, a creative and curious teenager, wants to connect with her father and make him proud but he ignores her inquiries about life and keeps any daddy daughter time to a minimum. Left alone in her room with her rap albums during hip-hops golden era (mid 90’s) she finds a world she can connect with and be a part of emerging from her speakers. Coming of age during Hip Hop’s golden era and at the height of LA’s gang wars she finds that the music gives her access to worlds outside of her own. It also gives her answers to the questions her father refuses to answer.