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CB4 (1993)

R | | Comedy, Music | 12 March 1993 (USA)
A "rapumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't ... See full summary »

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A. White
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Virgil Robinson
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Gusto (as Charles Q. Murphy)
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Sissy
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Albert Sr.
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Eve
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Trustus
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40 Dog (as Tyrone Granderson Jones)
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Daliha
Victor Wilson ...
Lt. Davenport
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Baa Baa Ack
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Ben
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Storyline

A "rapumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't apear to know as much about rap music as they claim... but a lack of musical ability in an artist never hurts sales, does it? You've just got to play the part of a rap star... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Sex, Rhymes and keepin' it real. See more »

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Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, and for sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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12 March 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

CB4 - The Movie  »

Box Office

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$17,953,778 (USA)
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Trivia

Ron Howard filmed a cameo as himself but it was later deleted. See more »

Goofs

Rachel True (Albert's girlfriend) calls him Arthur instead of Albert on the stairs of the scene at his mother's house. See more »

Quotes

Albert Sr.: Don't be wasting my electricity on that rap mess.
Albert: But, pop...
Albert Sr.: Don't "but" me. I'll beat your ass in front of your woman.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits Chris Rock is shown playing Cheap Pete who asks a newspaper vendor how much a newspaper costs. When he finds out it's too expensive he asks to pay 15 cents and for the vendor to read him the good news. See more »

Connections

References Boyz n the Hood (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Steady Mobbin'
Written by Ice Cube, Alan Gorrie (as Allen Gorrie) and Roger Ball
Performed by Ice Cube
Courtesy of Priority Records
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Rap's Spinal Tap...
11 June 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This film is an amusing highly quotable, high energy attack on the hypocrisy of rap music. It is a mock documentary in the style of Spinal Tap and uses the format extremely well.

Although the characters often descend into caricatures, the energetic performances from Chris Rock, Allen Payne and a great spot from Willard E Pugh as Don King baiting record label boss, Trustuss Jones, see this film through.

Great Soundtrack and comic songs such as Sweat On My Balls and Straight Outta Locash are excellent. I would recommend this film to anybody with an hour and a half to spare.


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