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INDEPENDENT LENS: P-Star Rising
INDEPENDENT LENS SEASON 9
Aired:
02/23/2010
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Rapper Priscilla Diaz was dazzling New York nightclub crowds at age nine

 


INDEPENDENT LENS

P-Star Rising

Aired Tuesday, 2/23 at 11:00 p.m. on CPTV (Check Listings)

At age nine, Priscilla, a precocious little girl, tells her single-father, Jesse, “I am going to become a rapper and fulfill your dreams of succeeding in the music business.” Moved by Priscilla’s, or P-Star’s, passion and impressed with her talent and charisma, he begins to teach her all he knows about rapping. Suddenly, this father-daughter duo goes from a one-bedroom shelter in Harlem to a four-bedroom apartment, from food stamps to shopping sprees, from rapping on street corners to sold-out night clubs. But in the efforts to make her dad proud, Priscilla struggles to remain a child and finds herself trapped in a world of people twice her size and four times her age and doesn’t know whom to trust. The ride has just begun. By Gabriel Noble.

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