Altitude Films has released a new trailer for Ed Lily’s directorial debut, Vs. featuring some cutting Battle Raps.

Ed Lily makes his feature directorial debut on a story which touches on themes of family, gender and sexuality. The film is replete with a series of unpredictable turns that challenges the posturing machismo image of the battle rap scene.

The film stars Conor Swindells (Keepers), Fola Evans-Akingbola (Siren), Joivan Wade (The First Purge) Nicholas Pinnock (Marcella), Emily Taaffe (Little Bird) Ruth Sheen (Another Year) and UK battle-rappers Shotty Horroh and Paigey Cakey.

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The film is released on October 19th.

Vs. Official Synopsis

A troubled foster kid uses his scathing word skills to become an unlikely rap battle champion. But when he gets caught up in his own hype, he must confront his past to accept who he really is. VS. is an urban rites-of-passage drama set in the hostile and exciting UK rap battle scene.