Five years in the making, The Rise and Fall and Rise of Sensational is an portrait of an eccentric artist – the life and music of Colin Julius Bobb, aka Sensational.
Described as part rapper, part genius, and part sonic menace, this consummate hypercreative lives completely in his own reality. He’s also one of the most bizarre, paradoxical, and creative names in hip-hop, a true character whose self-destructive tendencies and unique worldview come to the fore in this comical yet moving documentary.
The Rise and Fall and Rise of Sensational includes contributions from colleagues, collaborators, and fans such as producer Bill Laswell, Mike G from the Jungle Brothers, WordSound owner and music journalist Skiz Fernando, and Curver Thoroddsen from the Icelandic band Ghostigital; each weighs in on the rapper’s ingenuity and unorthodox working methods.
And, of course, the man himself chimes in.
The film is scored with a soundtrack culled from Sensational’s own extensive catalogue.
The Rise and Fall and Rise of Sensational is now complete, although the filmmaker, E. A. Moore, has been trying to raise finishing funds, to get the film a proper release. Although it did screen last week at the 2012 Portobello International Film Festival in London; however, the filmmaker did note that there wouldn’t be another screening of it for awhile – likely not until it is completely done.
Watch the current trailer for it below: