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Awkwafina doing her internet talk show ‘Tawk’ live, profiled in ‘Bad Rap’ (which premieres at TriBeca Film Fest)

Awkwafina
photo by Shirley Yu

Quirky Brooklyn rapper Awkwafina (known for such songs as “NYC Bitche$” and “My Vag”) has a few things going on. Her internet talk show Tawk was made an official honoree for the 20th annual Webby Awards, and Awkwafina will do the first ever Tawk Live show in her hometown on April 12 at Knitting Factory. Guests will include Aparna Nancherla and Andrew Schulz. Tickets are on sale now. Flyer below.

Awkwafina is also one of the artists profiled in the upcoming Bad Rap film, which makes its world premiere at the TriBeCa Film Festival. Here’s the synopsis:

Although it started in the South Bronx among African-American and Latino youths in the ‘70s, hip-hop culture today has transcended all racial and language boundaries. From the slums of France to nationally televised programs in Korea, rappers have emerged as legitimate pop culture stars around the world. Hip-hop’s global movement is diverse, but the face of rap in America remains primarily black, brown, and white.

BAD RAP follows the lives and careers of four Asian-American rappers trying to break into a world that often treats them as outsiders. Sharing dynamic live performance footage and revealing interviews, these artists make the most skeptical critics into believers.
From battle rhymes of crowd-favorite Dumbfoundead to the tongue-in-cheek songs of Awkwafina, the unapologetic visuals of Rekstizzy to conflicted values of Lyricks, the film paints a memorable portrait of artistic passion in the face of an unsung struggle.

The film screens four times. Tickets are on sale now. Screening schedule and trailer video below.

She also appears in the upcoming movie, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.

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Bad Rap Screenings
Saturday, April 16, 6:30 PM at Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 7 (PREMIERE-1st Screening)
Monday, April 18, 9:30 PM at Regal Cinemas Battery Park 1
Wednesday, April 20, 3:45 PM at Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 5
Saturday, April 23, 2:45 PM at Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 7

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