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.
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.