When you think about the history of hip-hop, New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta typically come to mind -- usually not Alaska. But there has been a group of Alaska rappers dedicated to the genre. "907’s Own: the Untold Story of the Alaskan Hip-Hop Scene" highlights the creative minds of the 49th state, their personal tales and struggles to make it in the hip-hop world. These artists have had varying degrees of success against the odds of being from an isolated place but all of them have the chops of rappers from the Lower 48.Josh Boots traveled the country performing as a young rapper but eventually had to take up a day job as a real estate agent and settle down. “I either had to leave everything I had and go somewhere else to spread the music, or stay here and be a dad and a husband,” says Boots. Alkota is a producer originally from South Anchorage who sells beats online as The Drum Broker with the help of Shopify, the film's producer. Alkota’s dream is for the local artists he recorded with to make it in the national hip-hop scene.Alaska Redd started his career in the '90s and hoped to put Alaska on the hip-hop map. And while it’s been a struggle to keep making beats and recording, he keeps at it. As Alaska Redd’s lyrics say, “I try my best to live with no regrets.” Keezy is a young up-and-comer. While all of the artists seem determined to keep at it, Keezy has no doubts. According to Keezy, “You have to be willing to lose everything to gain it all.”To submit your video to Alaska Dispatch News, contact the multimedia team at photo(at)alaskadispatch.com.