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Shakademic / Press

“Battleground Minnesota is a hip hop documentary musical starring Chris "Shakademic" Johnson, Glenn Scott, former Vice President Walter Mondale, Senator Norm Coleman, Senator Mark Dayton, and Governor Tim Pawlenty. If you think you understand the real cultural and political forces at work in Minnesota-- and the U.S.-- think again. You have no idea. ”

“•Battleground Minnesota is "hip hop documentary musical starring Chris "Shakademic" Johnson, Glenn Scott, former Vice President Walter Mondale, Senator Norm Coleman, Senator Mark Dayton, and Governor Tim Pawlenty." If that description doesn't get you interested, this preview will”

“Campus Progress Interviews Youth Producers On July 27th, Campus Progress hosted a screening of the festival at their Washington, DC headquarters. Leading up to the event, which was attended by over 200 young activists, Campus Progress's Geoff Aung, a student at Columbia University, wrote an article about the festival in which he interviewed Chris Johnson aka Shakademic, Co-Writer and Host of Battleground Minnesota, Kai Ling Xue, Director and Producer of A Girl Named Kai and Jerry Henry, Co-Director and Co-Producer of Something Other Than Other. Geoff's article offers a window into the creative processes of these filmmakers.”

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