Raphead Response is a comedy with heart. Go along for the ride with ex-rappers turned EMTs as they buck the Man’s system to save their homies. Got a medical emergency deep in the hood? Holla @cha boyz becuz while it may not be a rapid response, a RAPHEAD Response is better than no response at all!
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Inclusion StatementRaphead Response focuses on the negligence of EMT service in underserved Black communities. Based in Detroit with a "Hip Hop" pulse, 2 rappers on a downward spiral from fame are forced to adapt to the realities & limited legal income-producing opportunities after the spotlight of celebrity dims.
About The Project
Raphead Response follows Ice, along with a few other unlikely suspects, into a twisted journey which ultimately brings out the best in each of them!! Once popular rappers in the "D" (Detroit), known as the "Rap Headz," Ice (Robert 7 Shannon), Ex (Carlos "Spanky" Hayes) and UNC (Obie Trice) couldn't step on the scene without stealing the show. Fans would scream "What Up Doe" or "Rap Headz in the Heezy" two steps into any building. Known for their smash hits such as Shake it, but Don't Break It and Who Say WHAT!?, the Rap Headz garnered success with certified Gold albums and traveled the world while stopping to taste the Rose' and smoke "Snoop Dogg" with Snoop Dogg!!! The Rap Headz were born and raised in the Motor City. Growing up off Mack and Bewick, deep in the heart of the city, these guys aren't blind to the absence of government assistance in their neighborhood. Things had gotten so bad, that residents began organizing small groups to clean up the playgrounds and other areas. Unc wanted the three of them to get together and form a rap group because they were always keeping everybody entertained with their freestyle sessions. Ex agreed, but mainly because he thought it would score the big booty video girls. Ice, however, was hesitant. He knew that once he started, he would have to be committed. So Ice and Ex watched as Unc took the first steps into the hip-hop arena. Being from Detroit, Unc didn't have a problem getting a piece of the pie. His first album, "Cheers", went certified Gold and was called so because Unc could drink everybody under the table. Eventually, Ex convinced Ice to take some of the raps they've been writing and record in Unc's studio. After a little hype, they moved into the business as well. They left the studios on fire and tore up stage after stage all over the Metro Detroit area. They even had a female dance crew called the "Rap Headz Hype Squad."
Just as the Rap Headz seemed to be reaching national attention, Unc joined the Army. He served in Iraq and during his time in the forces, schooled himself and later served as a Medic in the Army on the frontline. He would later be honorably discharged for a situation he is too embarrassed to say.
Well, the Rap Headz didn't die, because Ice and Ex blew up! I mean they went LARGE, selling out houses everywhere... and by "house" I mean actual "houses." They would throw the best house parties in Detroit just to get some recognition. Once they gained recognition, they followed in Unc's footsteps. Only THEY had the #1 single "Rump Humper" for 2 months straight! Ice and Ex took off on a national tour and left the hood hoping to never return... unless they were coming home to party!
The fast life is just that... fast. The guys spent all their money on weed, alcohol, and strippers, especially strippers. Typical! Now they're back on Mack & Bewick chasing their tails once again (they can't afford to chase any tale). Don't feel sorry for them because it was fun while it lasted. At least that's how Ice feels. Ex may not be able to give up the rap game so easily.
Through all their shenanigans, Ice has a baby girl by a one night stand. Camille is the beautiful light in his world now. Ex, on the other hand, can't let go of the "good ol' days." He is holding out for the Rap Headz return to fame. He is even trying to push a Rap Headz reunion tour over in Japan where the guys are actually still pretty hot.
The crew drifts apart and are reconnected by fate. They meet up at a hospital as Ice is preparing to become an EMT and Ex is visiting the ER. They are helped out by Penny who happens to be an old member of the Rap Headz Hype Squad! Penny becomes the brains of the operation. She gets the guys together and helps them realize what they need to do to be successful. After reuniting with Unc, these rappers-turned-EMTs are just the misfits to save the homies living deep in the hood who need emergency assistance. Hey, they might not be "rapid response" but Raphead Response is better than no response at all. You feel me?
Raphead Response brings to light the serious issues of emergency response within the underserved community, all while following the hilarious antics of the Raphead Response Team!
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