Here is the first clip from Stockholm Syndrome, the new documentary on rapper A$AP Rocky which recently world-premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to a sold-out crowd as part the festival’s Juneteenth programming. The documentary covers everything from A$AP Rocky’s music and style, to his experience with the Swedish judicial system.
Harlem-bred Rakim Mayers rode a rocket to stardom as multi-platinum rapper A$AP Rocky, on the strength of his energetic performances, cutting edge fashion, and irreverent attitude. All of this came crashing to a halt in 2019 when he was thrown in a Stockholm prison following a violent altercation with a pair of local provocateurs. Stockholm Syndrome chronicles the meteoric rise of this contemporary trendsetter, capturing the exuberance of youth and urgency of hip-hop in equal parts, before taking a detour into darkness.
Directed by The Architects, the film blends archival footage with contemporary interviews, animation, and electrifying live concert footage to tell the astonishing story of how one of rap’s biggest superstars became embroiled in an international incident, leading to an unexpected political awakening.
Watch the first clip trailer from the documentary Stockholm Syndrome