Gimme the Loot

From 2012, a reminder that hip hop means far more than just commercial rap music.


After completing this assignment, students should be able to

  • Identify the principle characters: Malcolm, Sofia, Ginnie, and Champion
  • Explain the ways that graffiti writers gain status within their community, as portrayed in the film
  • Identify the reasons that Sofia and Malcolm are feuding with rival writers
  • Identify what it means to “bomb the apple” and the reasons that Sofia and Malcolm want to do so
  • Summarize the contrasts that the film setting up between Ginnie and the two protagonists



  • Gimme the Loot