Dope puts a new twist on the classic coming of age story. Malcolm (played by Shameik Moore) and best friends Diggy (Kiersey Clemons, the ride or die friend) and Jib (Tony Revolori, the realist) Continue reading “Movie Review: DOPE” »
‘Dope,’ the coming of age comedy-drama for the post hip-hop generation, made a splash over the weekend at the annual Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Rick Famuyiwa who is known for his work with ‘Brown Sugar’ and ‘The Wood,’ this film follows Malcolm, a young hip-hop fan with a garage band who is faced with different challenges each day living in Inglewood, California. Featuring young stars such as Shamiek Moore, Quincy, Chanel Iman, Zoë Kravitz, and A$AP Rocky, the film will definitely reach today’s hip-hop generation. Rounding out the cast are a few rappers and major actors, including Tyga, Vince Staples and Casey Veggies, ForestWhitaker, Rick Fox, and Tony Revolori. Music contributed to the film came from a few industry heavy-hitters such as Pharell. After its premiere at Sundance, the film gained a $7 million deal with Open Road Films and Sony so we should expect the movie in theaters some time very soon. Check out the ‘Dope’ trailer below.