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A forgotten gem

4 years ago at Oct 12 9:32
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If I remember correctly, I saw this one when it was released in the theaters. I know it was pretty obscure but not that much actually. Anyway, with this kind of movies (a real Hip-Hop artist portrays a guy who aspires to become a Hip-Hop artist), there is always a risk that the whole thing won’t work or that it won’t be taken seriously arguing that there is no actual acting since the actor in ... read more
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Release date: 7 October 1998
UPC: 031398697336
Tags: Poetry (1), 1990s (1), Dramas (1), Urban Drama (1), Urban Action (1), Urban Crime (1), Utne (1), 100 Min (1), Drama (1), 1998 (1)
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30 From 98: My Favorite Films From 1998 (30 movies items)

"Ray Joshua is a man who is always stuck. First, as a street kid who is torn between the hopeful potential of his talent and the confining bleakness of life in the 'hood. Then, after getting arrested for being at the wrong place at the wrong time, he finds himself a convict stuck between the rock of the prison system and the hard place of turning rat. His frustrations boiling over, Ray begins to "rap" his disgruntlement out towards his inmates with a poignancy that's both poetic and powerful eno"

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