Edgewalkers a 10-part gritty docu-soap series for TVNZ On Demand depicts the reality of what it’s like to be young, African, Muslim and following your dreams in Auckland 2018.
Offering a rare look into a largely unseen world, we see the reality of living life as an Edgewalker - through the eyes of the men living their lives between two worlds.
It’s a journey into the unknown with Syco, Mayz and Gho$t and those in their Mt Roskill community, and the people they encounter on their journey to make music and find where they fit and how.
In this contemporary, coming-of-age experience, they follow their collective vision of making it big, while also making their families proud.
Edgewalkers geta a real insight into these struggles as Kiwi and African cultures collide and Mt Roskill comes to life, the music scene and the unashamed ambition …. Blessed Mvmnt.
It features Blessed Mvmnt, an eight-member hip hop collective from Mount Roskill that was formed in response to the controversy caused by the research findings.
The group is made up of mostly first generation African New Zealanders, all in their early 20s, some of whom are former refugees. ‘Edgewalking’ is a term that describes people who find themselves living in two worlds. In this case, African culture and Islamic religion set against a background of the New Zealand mainstream.
The series also features Abdul Kay, (who's signed to David Dallas) is a relative newcomer to the New Zealand hip-hop scene that's already making waves. Kay played at last year's Northern Bass and definitely on the come up.
The series will explore all those current issues, as they are lived, and engage them with a wide audience through an ensemble of characters who are translating their own experience through the international language of hip hop.
If you want to watch the series, click here.
Listen to Abdul Kay's 64 Bars here: