Back 2 Tape Documentary

Sponsor: Porsche
What: Hip-hop documentary
Featuring: MCs Kool Savas (Berlin), Lord Esperanza (Paris), Rodney P (London), Falsalarma (Barcelona), Gebuhr (Copenhagen) and Pete Philly (Amsterdam); DJ Josi Miller (Berlin); dancers Michael ‘Mikel’ Rosemann (Berlin) and Sune Pejtersen (Copenhagen); art curator Nicolas Couturieux (Paris); sneaker expert Edson Sabajo (Amsterdam); graffiti legends Lars Pedersen (Copenhagen) and El Xupet Negre (Barcelona); journalists Miriam Davoudvandi (Berlin) and Apex Zero (London).

Documentary Synopsis

On the trail of rap, graffiti, DJing and breakdancing in Europe: together with music journalist Niko Hüls and the hip-hop magazine Backspin, Porsche presents the video documentary Back 2 Tape. Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, London and Paris are the stops on a road trip that explores the roots of urban youth culture across borders and language barriers.

Hip-Hop as a connecting element

The journey with the Porsche Cayenne S Coupé focuses on the four classic disciplines of hip-hop: rap, DJing, graffiti and breakdancing. Away from promotional tours or packed concert halls, Niko Hüls meets with musicians, painters and dancers. He immerses himself in the creative scenes of European metropolises and sheds light on the contribution that culture can make to cohesion across the continent. “Hip-hop is not just a style of dress or a style of music,” says Hüls, who has been working as a journalist for more than 20 years. “Hip-hop has the power to connect people regardless of country or origin and to convey values such as respect, tolerance and passion.”

This journey is a project of the heart for me. Cohesion and tolerance across borders are great assets, especially in the current climate,” Hüls concludes.

Kandy Says

If you are interested in the European hip-hop culture and venturing outside your four walls then set aside a hour one day and check out Back2Tape.

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