Film - CB4 (1993)

In the same vein as This is Spinal Tap, the gangsta rap group CB4 is the focus of this satire of rap music. Named after the prison block where it formed, Cell Block Four, the group makes its claim to fame by being the only gangsta rap group that is made up of actual gangsters. The film introduces us to A. White (Chris Elliot), a documentarian who has been filming members Albert, also known as MC Gusto (Chris Rock), Stab Master Aaron (Deezer D), and Euripides, also known as Dead Mike (Allen Payne). Unfortunately, at the height of their fame, it’s revealed that the rappers have been posing and are actually middle class, and now, the real Gusto (Charlie Murphy) has escaped from jail. This film concludes our series highlighting women directors.

 

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
Main Library Auditorium