TIME SPENT had the opportunity of a lifetime to attend the first ever BLAKTASTIK Film Festival in Columbia, South Carolina as the artists in residence alongside some of the most notable independent filmmakers supporting black arts and culture. Columbia is a beautiful city full of welcoming locals, a thriving art scene, and enough incredible emerging rap artists to overload our servers. During our stay we worked with a group of highly motivated video students from Benedict College to produce over 10 new Time Spent-style videos as well as document the festival and ongoing tension following the removal of the Confederate battle flag at the state capitol. We met some amazing artists and got to see first hand a sociopolitical transition into a more informed and understanding city.

Thank you to South Carolina

Matthew and Ronin

Matthew and Ronin

Artist curation

  1. FatRat Da Czar


  1. Sherard Duvall
  2. Seth Gadsden
  3. The Nickelodeon Theater

Students from Benedict College

  1. DeDe Shivers
  2. China Terrell
  3. Jasper Taylor
  4. Erik Staley
  5. William Tresvant
  6. Quereshi Breaux
  7. Jessa Gaitor