New York City filmmaker Radha Blank just dropped “The Forty-Year-Old Version” with Netflix, a semi-autobiographical film about her experiences living and working as a playwright in New York City.
The filmmaker has been an avid hip hop fan for a while and she took up rapping as a way to cope with the loss of her mother.
“Rapping gave me something to do with my pain, my rage, and grief, and at the same time celebrate my mom, since she was the first person I shared my RadhaMUSprime rhymes with,” she told Decider.
To celebrate the release of the film, she enlisted some of New York’s finest rappers for a scorcher of a song.
Check out “The Mecca” below and share your thoughts with us in the comments. Who do you think had the best verse on this one?
Stay dangerously, ancestral guidance
Spiritual gangsta, you know how we slidin
Like some rosary beads, I know the code to the streets
But where would I be if they wasn’t looking over me?
My life’s been a better life since I left that life