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Before I Self Destruct (2009)

A coming of age story about an inner-city youth raised by a hardworking single mother. When his dream of becoming a basketball player fails to materialize, he finds himself employed in a ... See full summary »

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Clarence (as Curtis Jackson)
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Sean
Elijah Williams ...
Shocka
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Princess
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First Victim
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Cedrick
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Freddie (as Gabrielle Casseus)
Kar ...
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Jay
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Tiny
Eve Lora ...
Mrs. Ortiz
Tayuana 'T.J.' Jones ...
Ronette
Angel Lola Luv ...
Mona (as Angel)
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A coming of age story about an inner-city youth raised by a hardworking single mother. When his dream of becoming a basketball player fails to materialize, he finds himself employed in a supermarket. After his mother is tragically gunned down, Clarence (played by Jackson) is consumed by revenge and takes up a life of crime in order to support his younger brother. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for bloody violence, pervasive language and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »
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The directorial debut from Curtis Jackson (50 Cent), and was delivered with his fourth album 'Before I Self Destruct'. See more »

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Face Off
Performed by Tony Yayo
Produced by Dream Team
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Hard to find any value
24 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

I usually like to state the positive prior to the negative. This flic had so little production value that I am at a loss for props. Music tracks deserve ups. The fact that he did not make it "autobiographical" deserves ups. I have seen many community college media department films that scored better production points. Script, Acting, Cinematography, Lighting, Music fades and placement... all at "student" level. Not just bashing Mr. Jackson. I have deep appreciation and respect for his part in his audio artistic efforts. The overall concept of the story was not that bad either but I must say that for such a successful/talented audio artist, this film was a disgrace.


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