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Death of a Dynasty (2003)

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A young journalist, David Katz, who writes for a hip-hop magazine called "Mic Check", starts following a music mogul around as part of a story and over time incorrectly starts to think he ... See full summary »

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Damon Dash

Writer:

Adam Moreno (as Mr. Blue)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Dave Katz
Capone Lee Capone Lee ... Damon Dash / Dash's Assistant (as Capone)
Loon Loon ... Turk
Robert Stapleton ... Jay-Z / Bootlegger 1 / Hot Boy 1 / Dre / A1 / Gay Guy
Rashida Jones ... Layna Hudson
Stephanie Raye ... Monica (as Stephanie Ray)
Damon Dash ... Harlem
Charlene Charlene ... Miss Jones
Chloë Sevigny ... Sexy Woman #1 (as Chloe Sevigny)
Kari Wuhrer ... Sexy Woman #2
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Sexy Woman #3
Beanie Sigel Beanie Sigel ... Charles 'Sandman' Patterson / Himself
Adam Moreno Adam Moreno ... A&R Guy / Hipster / Lew Chaplin (as Mr. Blue)
Sale Johnson Sale Johnson ... R&B Singer #1
Lorraine Bracco ... Enchante, R&B Singer #2
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A young journalist, David Katz, who writes for a hip-hop magazine called "Mic Check", starts following a music mogul around as part of a story and over time incorrectly starts to think he is part of that world, which leads to him writing an article for a gossip newspaper that starts a rivalry between the producer and his most famous rapper. Written by PhatBleek

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You heard the rumors

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Musical | Comedy

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Rated R for pervasive language, some drug and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 2007 (Japan) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,107, 1 May 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$42,108
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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An inside look(sorta) about Roc A Fella records.
23 August 2005 | by ThomYorkeSee all my reviews

This is a mockumentary taking us inside Roc A Fella records. If you are not a fan of rap and don't know much about Jay-Z and Damon Dash, this film will not much appeal to you. But, if you're a fan of rap, as I am, then it's definitely worth a look.

There are some good things in this film. The actors playing Jay and Damon, as they do not play themselves, are very good for this sorta material. And, there are some very funny moments and in jokes, especially if you know a lot about the people in this record label before hand. This is also a very good look at hip hop culture and also a moral tale about selling one's soul for fame or respect.

But, sometimes, the script is sometimes childish, and the main character is really annoying and is obviously a generic poser, but, maybe that's the point.

I would overall have to say for some, this film will seem terrible. But, with a built in crowd, and if you are looking for a few laughs and a different kind of movie, check this one out as a rental sometime.

6 out of 10.


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