"Deen Tight" focuses on the perceived conflict between traditional religious ideals and modernity and explores the positive and negative effects of American pop culture on todays' Muslim youth. Music, considered taboo practice for many traditional Muslims, has also become one of the most prominent methods for Muslims to share their faith.
The film features interviews and appearances with well known Muslim artists such as poet Amir Sulaiman (Featured on HBO¹s Def Poetry Jam), Producer DJ Be Like Muhammad, Kumasi of Black Wallstreet, DJ Kid Dragon, Fanatik and others. Deen Tight is a colloquial term which means for one to live and practice his religion.
The film follows a group of Muslim Hip Hop artists living in the United States. They discuss intimately the challenges they face trying to balance their faith, culture, and the pressures of daily Western life. The film provides an intimate look into the lives of a group we know very little about and how they deal with the many issues surrounding their culture and religion. It shows both sides of this conflict, through intimate and emotional scenes where the artists candidly express what motivates them to feel the way they do. It is the tale of one of the most influential pop culture movements of our time and its relationship to Islam.