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Slam
7.7 Rating
(19 ratings)
7.2 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
Saul Williams

Saul Williams

Ray Joshua
Sonja Sohn

Sonja Sohn

Lauren Bell
Bonz Malone

Bonz Malone

Hopha
Lawrence Wilson

Lawrence Wilson

Big Mike
Beau Sia

Beau Sia

Jimmy Huang
Andre Taylor

Andre Taylor

China
Momolu Stewart

Momolu Stewart

Bay (Jail Rapper)
Ron Jones

Ron Jones

Do Wop Cop


Written by (View all)
Marc Levin

Marc Levin

(story)


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A forgotten gem

2 years, 8 months ago at Oct 12 9:32
2 votes
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
Urban Action (1), Urban Drama (1), Utne (1), 100 Min (1), 1998 (1), 1990s (1), Drama (1), Poetry (1), Urban Crime (1), Dramas (1)
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200 & 99 Of My Favorite Films From The 1990's (299 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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"176 Uses In just 100 minutes So thats 1.76 uses per minute."


johanlefourbe posted a review 2 years, 8 months ago

A forgotten gem

“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 question is actually portraying himself. In this case, it never crossed my mind. Indeed, Saul Williams gave a very heartfelt performance and I thought he was very convincing. There were also some pretty amazing rap-poetry battles not only by Saul Williams but also by Sonja Sohn. Furthermore, the directing was also pretty solid. Above all, I thought the grim tone and look really fit the subject and” read more

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"From wiki: "Raymond Joshua (played by Saul Williams) is a young man growing up in the Southeast Washington D.C. area known as Dodge City. Despite his innate gift for poetry and his aspiration to be a rapper, he finds it difficult to escape the pressures of his surroundings: violence and drug dealing." The performances are tremendous and the story is both entertaining and passionately told. Sadly, I couldn't find a decent trailer for it. The one on IMDB is barely 30 seconds & gives no sense of "


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