Far from the barycenter of Milan (Italy), beyond the internal ring road, where graffiti echo dissent and unpredictable forms of solidarity show up, a group of Latin American boys, aged 20-30, regularly meet in order to sing songs of youth, expectations and pride. It’s a satellite rap scene emerging in the outskirts of a stereotyped city known for fashion and design, refitting a typical American genre to a more personal and hybrid language: that of young adults less integrated in the society, who share the condition of being the first or second generation of immigrants with its drawbacks and bring bitter and straight stories of their country of origin and of themselves, tuning Spanish lyrics to sounds. Buenas Noches Barrio is a documentary project, started in 2015, focusing on hip-hop culture (which includes rap), as means of social expression and cohesion, which plays a crucial role in shaping the identity both of the group and of its members. The images enter physically the spaces: private rooms where the creative process of writing rhymes and mixing at a good volume mainly take place and rappers discuss frankly about music accumulating butts, and urban spaces of Milan as well, like squares, parks, independent cultural centers and underpasses, which regain their former and primary function of being places for all. Then there’s rap music with its basic constituents in full view: jumpers, smartphones replacing written notes, baseball caps and sunglasses. Finally, with empathy and respect, the lens portrays young people, using rap for acquiring self-recognition, proving superiority competing with others in order to get the acceptance and the community, whose membership means cohesiveness.