Hong Kong based production outfit Studio SV has launched its docu-series, Beat n’ Path, which follows Lupe Fiasco, a Grammy award winning rapper from Chicago, as he embarks on a cross-cultural journey across China to live out his other passion - martial arts.
Directed by Simon Yin and produced by Studio SV, Beat N’ Path aims to nurture cross-cultural conversations about Chinese culture, hip hop all through the lens of Fiasco's journey of self-discovery as he deep dives into his childhood passion.
Beat N’ Path kicks off by setting the scene: Lupe’s father was a martial arts master, opening up martial arts schools in Chicago in the 80’s and 90’s to share his knowledge and passion with Chicago youth.
Reflecting on his childhood, he said: “Before the music, it was all about the martial arts. I trained in the martial arts with my father since I was about three years old and it's always been a passion of mine. Little hints of it pop up here and there in my music, but for the most part, my fans never really saw my martial arts side. They only know me for being a musician and a rapper. Hopefully this show will introduce people to that side of me."