Trying to bootstrap his way out of Brooklyn's mean streets is Diamond, a rap musician. With his long-time pal Gage acting as his manager, he's trying to lay down a demo tape with cut-rate ...
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Trying to bootstrap his way out of Brooklyn's mean streets is Diamond, a rap musician. With his long-time pal Gage acting as his manager, he's trying to lay down a demo tape with cut-rate studio time. To pay the bills, he and Gage run drugs for "Mr. B." Inside a week, Diamond's beloved mother dies suddenly, his father appears after an absence of 12 years and wants a relationship, and his girlfriend Kia tells him she's pregnant, asking him if he's ready to be a father. Gage steals $100,000 in a multiple-felony robbery so that Diamond can record a full album, not knowing it's Mr. B's money he's taken. B wants his money, Diamond wants his music, Kia wants an answer. Written by
The working title for the film was "Ghetto Superstar". See more »
Diamond's father is not even pressing the keys when he is "playing" the piano in the arts academy. See more »
What the fuck are you doing calling on this phone. Didn't I tell you not to call me on this phone? Huh? No I wasn't with no bitch last night. What the fuck? Stop fucking calling... listen I can't talk to you right now. You fucking hang up on me, I'll come over here and smack the shit out you bitch! No, no fuck you!
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Turn It Up comes off like a fake Belly, which is a much better film. The gun battles are generic and the cinematography is bland. But Ja Rule as Gage, makes this movie with his peformance. He comes off the flavor that Tupac did in Juice. I don't reccomnded this movie at all.
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