Watch Charles Hamilton Cope With His Mother’s Death in New Documentary
Charles Hamilton's life and career has been a bit of a roller coaster. Now, you can watch the new tell-all documentary, Faultines, about the Harlem rapper's personal and professional battles.
A 30-minute preview above gives fans an inside look at Hamilton's mind but the full 50-minute documentary, which you can see right here courtesy of Red Bull TV, goes in depth about his struggles and perseverance. The film is directed by Fred Scott and produced by Pulse Productions along with Red Bull.
One of the most heart-wrenching moments of the doc surrounds the death of Hamilton's mother, Talise. She died of a heart attack while the two were vacationing aboard a cruise ship. "I miss her, but I don't wanna talk about it too much," Hamilton says around the 31-minute mark. "My mom was a filter for me. So now I'm on my own. I'm not used to biting my tongue, and my mom got me used to it. And now she's not here, so now I'm liable to say some dumb shit. So now i keep my thoughts to myself."
Around the 36-minute mark, Hamilton walks along the beach and reminisces about his mother and what she meant to him. "The waves are beautiful. I wish me and mom had a chance to come out to the beach," he says. "She genuinely loved me. It's hard to find genuine love these days, especially without my mom to filter it out... There was so much that she was involved in, and now it's like I gotta step up and take control of myself and own stuff."
The documentary also details Hamilton’s highs and lows in the music industry, as well as his battles with depression and bipolar disorder. You can read additional info about Faultlines right here via XXL. The rapper's 30-minute freestyle, which he spit earlier this year in the XXL office, is even highlighted in the doc.
In other Charles Hamilton news, the 29-year-old rapper is gearing up for a new album and tour. Hamilton, Charles (shockingly, his debut album) is slated to release next week (Dec. 9) on Republic Records via iTunes. He also has a show at S.O.B.'s in NYC on Dec. 19, and is planning to go on tour next year.
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