Executive producer Nas presents this vivid inner-city saga set amidst Cleveland’s hip-hop underground.
Teenage buddies Cisco (Jorge Lendeborg Jr.), Junior (Moises Arias), Boobie (Ezri Walker), and Patty Cake (Rafi Gavron) shrug off school to practice skateboarding, which they hope will be their ticket to a better life. In the meantime, they steal cars to finance their dream. But when they get mixed up in a drug deal and cross a ruthless crime queen-pin (Linda Emond), they put their friendship–and lives– on the line. Set to a choice hip-hop soundtrack and featuring an impressive ensemble cast that includes The Wire’s Michael K. Williams, Erykah Badu, and rapper Machine Gun Kelly, THE LAND crackles with the energy and poetry of the streets.
With the impending release of rap icon Nas executively produced film got us thinking: What other musical masterminds have made the transition to film? Some examples are 50 cent, RZA, Ice Cube and of course Ice T. The idea of rappers becoming actors has become quite evident and is no longer a huge surprise because they are actually quite good. The new focus is directing or producing films. It’s not for everyone but each media requires the same skill set: an imagination, quick decision making to survive in the entertainment industry and patience.
Be sure to catch THE LAND in theaters July 29th, 2016.
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