With hip-hop being identified for over 40 years as a youth culture, it begs the question: Do rappers grow up? Do they grow old? Does being an MC have an age limit, or does making a career rocking the mic entail no limits? Director Paul Iannacchino Jr. explores this question through his debut documentary, Adult Rappers. Iannacchino has a bit of an inside knowledge on the subject -- longtime underground hip-hop fans may remember him as DJ/producer DJ paWl, one-third of Hangar 18 and the producer behind Mr. Lif's "Front On This" as well as tracks from Aesop Rock and Sadat X. We spoke to the director about the transition from the turntables to the director's chair and what makes an "Adult Rapper."
Paul Iannacchino Jr. Adult Rappers director Paul Iannacchino Jr. speaks to J-Zone