Text and Photos by Euden Valdez
DIRECTED by veteran music video director Treb Monteras 2nd, scored by South Border frontman Jay Durias, and topbilled by today’s most in-demand hip-hop artist Abra.
One would easily think that “Respeto” is film about music, particularly the fliptop scene and how the underdog rapper makes his way to the top of the underground world—as is said in its synopsis.
But watching it proved otherwise because all those were secondary to the film’s bigger picture, deeper message and powerful portrayals.
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