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Gangsta Rap: The Glockumentary (2007)

R | | Comedy | 2 March 2007 (USA)
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The hardest group you've never heard of is back. Gangsta Rap is a mockumentary based on a group of over the hill gangster rappers (circa NWA), trying to make a comeback. Its a hilarious look at the soft underbelly of hard core hip hop.

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Coke Daniels (as Damon 'Coke' Daniels)

Writers:

Coke Daniels (as Damon 'Coke' Daniels), Edward Laird
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dian Bachar ... Limo Driver
Malik Barnhardt ... Big Mike
Howie Bell ... Du rag
Tom'ya Bowden Tom'ya Bowden ... Uretha
Philip Carter Philip Carter ... Timothy Levine
Coke Daniels ... Carlton bentley (as Damon 'Coke' Daniels)
Kaleem Daniels Kaleem Daniels ... Angry Kid
Michael Epps Jr. Michael Epps Jr. ... Young Boy
Leonard Harris Leonard Harris ... Himself
Adria Hinton Adria Hinton ... Janeen
Toni Hunter Toni Hunter ... Fan
Gerald 'Slink' Johnson ... Murder Mike (as Slink Capone)
Leslie Jones ... Mamma Rag
Sam Maccarone ... Scott
Noelle Mahasin ... Waitress (as Noelle Smith)
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The hardest group you've never heard of is back. Gangsta Rap is a mockumentary based on a group of over the hill gangster rappers (circa NWA), trying to make a comeback. Its a hilarious look at the soft underbelly of hard core hip hop.

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for nonstop language, crude sexual content and drug use

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Big Business, Ill Ville See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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The film is best known for the song, "Nigga Nigga Nigga", a comical, racially epithet-laden rap. See more »

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Don't listen to CB4 comparisons, MUCH better!
18 February 2008 | by datniggacheskiSee all my reviews

This movie is what CB4 and Fear of a Black Hat wanted to be. Those films were obviously written by someone who was neither from or understood the "Gangsta" mentality, or the music industry. Although Gangsta Rap is not as prevalent as it was in the 90's, it's still here. 90% of rappers rap about guns and dope....i.e "Gangsta sh..", and 89% of them are as fake as the characters in this movie. This movie was written by two guys who are from that environment, one of them used to be a rapper himself so they know these characters intimately and it shows in the film.

Being from Los Angeles, I know and see these characters everyday where as in those other films there was no authenticity whatsoever. Most people from the streets who saw those other movie's thought they were both terrible, and were probably offended by them. You cannot as a filmmaker provide a commentary on something you know nothing about other than playing on stale stereotypes. Gangsta Rap goes beyond that. Murder Mike is my neighbor, Du-Rag is my cousin, Mama Rag is my ex-girlfriend's mother, these characters ring true.

In my opinion this film is both funny, and a relevant commentary on the state of Rap music today. Additionally, the group has an album of original music that's hilarious, but more importantly playable, where as the other two films I've heard it compared to sorely lacked in that department. Don't believe me, check out their video for "My Houseshoes" on youtube.

I enjoyed both the comedy and commentary. After renting this movie, I bought it online and also bought the album!


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