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Barack & Curtis

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Published on Apr 6, 2012

With Barack Obama's historic nomination as the first black presidential candidate to a major party filmmaker Byron Hurt turns his lens to an unlikely contrast study of Barack Obama and the infamous hip hop rapper 50 Cent. Hurt's last journey into hip hop allowed room for a national conversation on the negative connotations associated with hip hop culture, here we are offered an unlikely match which leads to some interesting comparisons. What could Barack Obama and Curtis 50 Cent Jackson possibly have in common? In the current political climate perhaps the producer's statement best speaks to the intent of this piece, lest it be misunderstood: "Barack & Curtis is in no way intended to create a negative association between Barack Obama and 50 Cent."

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