"Raised by Krump" is a 22-minute documentary film that explores the Compton/South Central, Los Angeles-born dance movement called “Krumping”, and the lives of some of the area’s most influential and prolific dancers.
"Raised by Krump" blends the art of movement, music, and personal interviews together to tell the story of finding solace within an underground movement and the community that it creates. The film, directed by Swedish filmmaker Maceo Frost, focuses on how Krumping has helped the people of these neighborhoods deal with the emotional issues that come with growing up in one of L.A.’s toughest neighborhoods — a place where showing emotion is often considered a sign of weakness.
Named after James Browns funky sax player. Maceo grew up in Stockholm, Sweden with a streetdance legend father and skateboard-rebel mother. Underground culture is embedded in his DNA. He found filmmaking at 11 and grew up never having to wonder what to do in life. Today he travels the world making people share their deepest secrets with the camera.