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Independent Film ‘Dope’ Premieres At Sundance Film Festival

‘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.