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The Janky Promoters (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Music  |  16 October 2009 (USA)
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Two shady concert promoters (Cube and Epps) get into hot water when their chance to book a superstar rapper goes awry.

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Two shady concert promoters (Cube and Epps) get into hot water when their chance to book a superstar rapper goes awry.

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Ice Cube states the film remains unfinished. It was being released without his knowledge. See more »

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Kevin Maline: Do you know you're sleeping with a married woman?
Jellyroll: Do you know that I don't give a fuck?
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reasonably entertaining satire
30 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Racial stereotypes and the accoutrements of hip-hop culture come in for some gentle ribbing in "Janky Promoters," a fairly innocuous though still relatively entertaining comedy written by and starring Ice Cube.

It's a tale of two second-rate music promoters (Ice Cube and Mike Epps) trying to stage a rap concert in Modesto, California, and the many personal and financial hurdles they have to jump over to pull it off. It's not a slashing satire by any stretch of the imagination, but a game cast (including an entertaining Young Jeezy who brings a great deal of charm to his portrayal of himself) and a few genuinely funny moments make up for its overall blandness.


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