‘Let it Play…Faultlines’: The Charles Hamilton Story

By DeFame of the WRONG CROWD » Gaining Growth, Genre Giants, Music
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As one of the first rappers to fully utilize the internet to build a large following, Charles Hamilton has had an interesting up-and-down career. With a buzzing single “Brooklyn Girls” and an Interscope record deal, the future once looked bright—until bizarre public incidents, a battle with bipolar disorder, suicidal tendencies, and eventually getting dropped by his label halted the once promising career.

Charles Hamilton – Fault Lines

Now, a documentary produced by Red Bull TV attempts to answer the question, “What happened to Charles Hamilton?”

Directed by Fred Scott, Let it Play…Fault Lines is an intimate look at Hamilton’s life—outlining the ups and downs of his bumpy trajectory. Startlingly open and honest about the most personal moments of his life, Charles narrates stories of arrests, substance abuse, death in the family, and sexual abuse under his father’s watch. Ultimately, it takes shape as a tale of redemption as Charles seizes control of his life and makes moves to reignite his music career.

Rapper Charles Hamilton seemed to have it all after landing a million dollar record deal — but a combination of misfortune and circumstance ripped it away. This is his story of survival and redemption, both creatively and emotionally.

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While endlessly working on new material, DeFame runs his blog, GenreGiants.com - "Genre Giants" focuses on self-growth and serves as a platform to promote indie artists/companies, as well as the Giants who helped define their Genre's.

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