Official MSP Film Festival Selection!

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We are thrilled to announce that “Young Roots, Deep Rhymes; a film about Priest” is an official selection of the 2021 MSP International Film Festival that runs online May 13-23, 2021! The film was made in partnership with Chitwood Media and Mark Music Global. More information on the festival at

Priest, a 14 year old Rapper and Hip Hop artist from North Minneapolis. Priest recorded his first song at the age of 9, released a five song EP when he was 10, and released his first full album at the age of 12. His music has been highlighted by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and he has performed 100 times nationwide. Priest is an inspiration to many young artists and youth, but especially “Black Boys,” (the title of one of his songs). As a young African American artist, Priest is a role model who is calling youth to have pride in who they are and where they came from. His message is, “you are never too young to make a difference!” Watch the trailer below!

ALSO, stay tuned for more information on a special in-person premiere coming Saturday, June 26th!

This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”