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Karly Rayner

Did you like 8 Mile, but thought it could do with a bit less Eminem and a bit more satirical commentary on race relations within the battle rap community? Well, great news because the legendary Detroit rapper is producing a new movie about just that.

Bodied will take a deep, intense stare into the eyes of the battle rap underworld from the viewpoint of a white dude in his 20s who tries to slot into the fiercely competitive scene.

You can see how well that goes for him in the tense af trailer below:

Featuring salt such as "if Harry Potter had sex with Jeffery Dahmer, you'd be their lesbian daughter," Bodied is sure to dish up a bountiful serving of shady phrases for your burn book.

The movie is directed by Joseph Kahn who is behind legendary music videos such as Britney Spears's iconic "Toxic" and Eminem and Rihanna's "Love the Way You Lie," among countless other visual bangers.

As you might imagine, will also be chock full of rap talent and, surprisingly, some ex Disney alumni. Check out how many you recognize in the breakdown below:


A legend on the battle rap scene, Dizaster is famed for his dizzyingly offensive attacks and hotheaded, fast rapping style. Naturally, this makes him perfect for making "little squirmy little Reddit bloggers" soil their pants.

Hollow Da Don

Best known for a "murder streak" of seven rap battle opponents at BET's 106 & Park Freestyle Fridays back in 2006, Hollow Da Don (originally from Queens) is a force to reckoned with with.


Hailing from Koreatown in LA, Dumbfoundead is a battle rapper of Korean descent, which is something that will no doubt be explored in Bodied. Dumbfoundead (real name Jonathan Park) grabbed Drake's attention in 2015 at a 'King of the Dot Blackout 5' event and has been on the rise ever since.

Anthony Michael Hall

An '80s teen movie icon of the highest order, you probably remember Anthony Michael Hall from his roles in Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Weird Science.

Calum Worthy

Calum Worthy (who will play Adam, Bodied's protagonist) is an ex-Disney darling who is best known for his role as Dez on the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally. Although he's appeared in movies before, they haven't really risen above the calibre of Doctor Dolittle 3, so it will be intriguing to see what Worthy can do!

Which rapper would you love to see prove their worth in a rap battle?

(Source: MTV)


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