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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
A. White
Virgil Robinson
Gusto (as Charles Q. Murphy)
Albert Sr.
40 Dog (as Tyrone Granderson Jones)
Victor Wilson ...
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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 <>

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


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 March 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

CB4 - The Movie  »

Box Office


$17,953,778 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The ragtime piano melody heard in the nursing home sequence is actually the Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight." See more »


When the guy punches Trustus's corpse in the casket, he gives it a black eye. This is impossible, as a black eye is a collection of blood underneath the skin, and the blood is drained from a processed corpse and replaced with formalin. See more »


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 »


Referenced in Chris Rock: Big Ass Jokes (1994) See more »


Baby Be Mine
Written by Teddy Riley and Joseph Stonestreet
Performed by Blackstreet featuring Teddy Riley
Courtesy of Teddy Riley Productions / MCA 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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