EXCLUSIVE: Affion Crockett (Wild ‘N Out, Black-ish) will produce and star in new comedy, A Hip Hop Story. The film also stars Cedric the Entertainer, Damaine Radcliff (Glory Road, Rambo: Last Blood), Jevin Smith, Damien Dante Wayans, Lil Rel Howery, Wayne Brady, Lil Mama, and Norm Nixon, Jr.
Directed by Radcliff, and written by Crockett, the film is about Hip Hop culture is in a crisis! A pioneer of the culture joins forces with a few of rap music’s elite performers to attempt to save Hip Hop and provides social commentary on the state of Hip Hop culture.
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A Hip Hop Story is produced Crockett, Radcliff, Charlie Mack, and Talitha Watkins, and will be distributed by AMCi distribution (same division responsible for the Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour and Renaissance: A Film By Beyonce.
Crockett said, “A Hip Hop story is our love letter to the culture that shaped our lives. It’s a comedy with a message that encourages all of us to see our value.” Mack also adds, “A Hip Hop story is a wonderful journey over the span of 50 years, through the eyes of one of the forefathers of Hip Hop. The film explores where it came from and where the journey actually settles today. Enjoy A Hip Hop Story!”
The film will open the Danny Glover, Ja’Net DuBois, and Ayuko Babu 32nd annual Pan African Film Festival on February 7, 2024.
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