A "rapumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't apear to know as much about rap music as they claim... but a lack of musical ability in an artist never hurts sales, does it? You've just got to play the part of a rap star...Written by
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According to Charlie Murphy, after his first audition for the gangster Gusto, Chris Rock told him to act meaner. For his second audition, Murphy brought a real loaded gun to his audition and he got the part. The gun belonged to Ray Murphy Jr.. See more »
Rachel True (Albert's girlfriend) calls him Arthur instead of Albert on the stairs of the scene at his mother's house. See more »
Video Set Dancer:
MC Gusto, you gotta help me get my revenge. It's one thing that they killed him on the toilet but they could've wiped his ass. They didn't have to leave him there like that. That's cold-blooded. They gots to pay. They... got... to... pay!
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After the credits Chris Rock is shown playing Cheap Pete who asks a newspaper vendor how much a newspaper costs. When he finds out it's too expensive he asks to pay 15 cents and for the vendor to read him the good news. See more »
FX Network TV version includes one additional scene showing the real M.C. Gusto breaking out of jail; in this scene you see M.C. Gusto and a white inmate in a golf course and the white guy says dumb comments and subsequently gets knocked out. See more »
This movie is a classic. I had wanted to see it when I was younger, but of course I wasn't allowed to. I saw this a few months ago and it was even better now. This is one of Chris Rock's best performances, he nails the role of a rapper perfectly (not to mention his costume...). The movie was one of the first to feature parody raps and they are great, considering this film was Pre-Insane Clown Posse and the like. "Sweat from my balls" still makes me laugh every time I hear it.
Some might say this does not transfer to the new rap school, but It definitely does. If you were once a fan of oldschool rap or are still a fan of rap, this movie is definitely worth checking out.
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