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CB4 (1993)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  12 March 1993 (USA)
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A "rockumentary", 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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Virgil Robinson
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Gusto
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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
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Lt. Davenport
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Baa Baa Ack
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Ben
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A "rockumentary", 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

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

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12 March 1993 (USA)  »

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CB4 - The Movie  »

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$17,953,778 (USA)
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Trivia

The three songs performed by CB4 are loose remakes of real rap songs. 'Straight Out of Locash' was 'Straight Outta Compton' by N.W.A, 'Sweat of my Balls' was 'Talk Like Sex' by Kool G. Rap & D.J. Polo and 'Rapper's Delight' was originally by the Sugar Hill Gang. 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

Trustus: Do you cuss on your records?
Albert: Yeah.
Trustus: Do you defile women with your lyrics?
Albert: Yeah.
Trustus: Do you fondle your genitalia on stage?
Albert: Whenever possible.
Trustus: Do you glorify violence or advocate the use of guns as a way of solving a simple dispute?
CB4: [pull out guns]
Trustus: Ok! Ok! Final question. Do you guys respect anything at all?
CB4: Not a goddamn thing.
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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 The Jeffersons (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

May Day on the Front Line
Written by M.C. Ren (as MC Ren) and Doctor Jam "The Dirt Biker" Sound
Performed by M.C. Ren (as MC Ren)
Courtesy of Ruthless Records
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The Greatest Rapumentary of all Time
16 February 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies of all time. I love the fact that they pretty much play on the myth that most rappers are essentially middle class kids who've never even smelled the ghetto but try to pass themselves off as true "gangstas". Chris Rock and the rest of the cast make this one of the funniest movies of all time as well as a great commentary on the music business. Also, Allen Payne shows that he has a great flair for comedy as he plays Rip and Candy Alexander shines as Cissy. She pretty much has fun playing the stereotypical groupie that everyone has written about from rockers to rappers. This film really is a classic.


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