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Beneath The Beat is a documentary capturing the soundscape of the rising
Baltimore city music scene by highlighting some of the most well known musical
pioneers within the local community such as producers, recording artist,
performance venues, djs, and local radio stations.
The sounds and influence of Baltimore club music and hip-hop can be heard
throughout some of today’s billboard charting records. Major label artist and
producers such as Will I Am, Kanye West, P. Diddy, MIA , and many more have
kept their ears to the brewing streets of Baltimore city anticipating Baltimore club
music as the next big musical genre to hit the world. Locally, producers such as
Murder Mark , voted by the Baltimore Citypaper as “2010 Best Baltimore Club
Music Producer,” is busy working in the studio and owning up to his current
title as “the best”. While hate, drugs, violence, and death have become cultural
associations of Baltimore city, Murder Mark along with other leaders in this
movement deliver insight to the meaning and true essence of Baltimore Club
music confronting the issues of a dark city and how music is the only escape.
Beneath The Beat features the raw and emotional voices of a city that has been
robbed and overlooked by the mainstream music industry. Although, some artist
are lucky enough to land a record deal Baltimore has yet to launch and stand on
its own against other major musical genres and cities.
As we take a closer look into the private spaces, homes, basements, studios
and laboratories of creation for these hip hop philanthropist we will explore the
different sounds and origins of the heartbeat of Baltimore Club music and Hip