The nomination is notable because the majority of Rakim’s lyrics relate to his identity as a Muslim, which has gone on to influence other contemporary Muslim rappers.
Coming Soon: Rom-Com With a Modern Twist, Jemima Khan's “What’s Love Got to Do With It?”
“What’s Love Got to Do With It?” is the story of two people looking for love in very different ways. For one, a British Pakistani guy, it’s an arranged marriage set up by his parents. For his childhood friend, a white woman, it’s dating apps. For both, their meddling family members are invested in the outcomes.
Winner of Best Comedy at the 2022 Rome Film Festival, the movie was written and produced by Jemima Khan and stars Shazad Latif, Shabana Azmi and Sajal Aly. British Pakistani record producer Naughty Boy helped write and produce the soundtrack.
“What’s Love Got to Do With It?” opens in the U.S. on May 5.