WACO ,TX — Deep in the Heart Film Festival has announced the world premiere of "Blood, Sweat and Beats," the story of Waco hip-hop.
The world premiere of the film will be at the Waco Hippodrome on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.
The documentary sheds light on the vibrant music scene in Central Texas and features interviews from foundational hip-hop artists in Waco.
"We've prayed for a day like this. A day to be recognized for the music game. The scene is so powerful here. We want the young kids to see where it comes from," says DJ Precyse.
The event will kick off with red carpet arrivals of the filmmakers and featured artists. Next, live music takes the stage with performances from Verbal Seed, DQ Hampton, Chyrie, Scratch Master T and Donna C, break dance performances from Battle Grounds Crew, graffiti artist, Skcoobaveli creates a brand new piece at the entrance of the theater and the evening is hosted by comedian, Terry Bluez.
The evening concludes with the World Premiere of 'Blood, Sweat and Beats' and a Q&A with filmmakers and featured artists including multi-Grammy-Award winning producer, Symbolyc One.
Tickets are now available for the premiere at the Hippodrome website.
“Keep Waco Loud aims to support and empower all genres of music, and we feel that sharing this rich history through film is the perfect way to shine a spotlight on the Waco hip hop community.” says Keep Waco Loud founder, Katie Selman.
Director Lindsay Liepman, says it was important to tell this story as a feature film, “You only get one chance to tell the story for the first time. I wanted to make sure we took our time and interviewed as many people as possible to best represent this thriving community in Waco."
Sponsors for this World Premiere event include, 25 News, 94.5 The Beat, Keep Waco Loud, One of a Kind Records and the Deep in the Heart Film Festival.