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Life and Lyrics (2006)

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As a posse of South London DJs battle their rivals to the North, Danny (Walters)falls for a singer from the other crew.

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Richard Laxton

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Ken Williams
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ashley Walters ... Danny Lewis
Christopher Steward Christopher Steward ... Fable
Alexis Rodney ... Cashflow
Beau Baptist Beau Baptist ... Blitz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Anyiwo Steve Anyiwo
Adam De Ville Adam De Ville ... Policeman
Daz K Dua ... Himself
Carly Houston Carly Houston ... The Kid going to school
Jason Maza ... Ant
Akemnji Ndifornyen ... Preach (as Akemnji Ndifernyan)
Miguel Pinheiro Miguel Pinheiro ... Business Man
Patrick Regis ... Money Man
Louise Rose ... Carmen
Cat Simmons Cat Simmons ... Sista Twista
Jade Williams Jade Williams ... Lady Gees
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As a posse of South London DJs battle their rivals to the North, Danny (Walters)falls for a singer from the other crew.

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Taglines:

Live Life At Full Volume.

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gangs do Hip Hop See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£95,724 (United Kingdom), 1 October 2006, Limited Release
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Fiesta Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

No Pills, No Frills
Written by Paul Carlisle and Aaron Asjama
Published by Son Music Ltd
Performed by Styly Cee ft Midnyte
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Good movie on the London rap-scene that plays like a British 'Juice'
5 January 2015 | by Seth_Rogue_OneSee all my reviews

Ashley D Walters is as always solid as an actor, starting his career as one of the members of the infamous grime-group So Solid Crew he quickly became a force to be reckoned with in UK film and TV-scene and even some stints in American movies like for instance 'Get Rich Or Die Trying' with 50 Cent.

This movie is sort of reminiscent of 'Get Rich Or Die Trying' but it's more playful and the characters aren't any wannabe-gangsters or gangsters (at least not Asher D and his friends)... I'd probably compare it more to Ernest Dickerson's 'Juice'.

Surprisingly despite this movie being about a rap-group in London, Asher D doesn't rap once in the movie, he plays the DJ and producer of the group.

The other actors portraying the rest of the group are skillful on the mic tho, so it doesn't suffer from it and Christopher Steward who plays Fable is genuinely likable and shows good range in acting as well as rapping.

The movie does have some flaws tho, the "Romeo and Juliet" aspect of the movie doesn't really get all to captivating for the viewer, I don't know where the problem lies exactly but I found myself not caring too much whether the 2 would stay together or not.

But overall the story keeps you entertained and visually the movie makes London look really good, even in the "less good" areas it's visually pleasing.

Comparing it to other movies of the same kind it's not up there with Kidulthood and Adulthood but it's miles beyond Rollin With The 9's and even slightly better than Bullet Boy IMO.


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