After decades of terror, two deadly street gangs reach a delicate truce and young MJ (Silkk the Shocker) sees a way out of the hood once and for all. Only Corrupt (Ice-T) stands in MJ's way... See full summary »
Silkk Tha Shocker,
Tarsha Nicole Jones
It's hard to believe a TV movie could capture the essence of the life and career of a rap icon, but this one does just that. This film is a superb chronicle of MC Hammer's rise to--and eventual fall from--fame. A cast of virtual unknowns do an excellent job bringing the characters to life.
And not only is TOO LEGIT--THE MC HAMMER STORY an outstanding recreation of time and place--depicting some of the most celebrated and painful moments in the star's career---but also a striking view of the rap game itself. The pitfalls, oppression, and danger of being a rapper are realized with searing authenticity, even broaching the shooting death of 2Pac.
Catch it on VH-1, because this one is worth watching.
***1/2 out of ****
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