Cuba Gooding Jr., Idris Elba, David Banner Play Hip-Hop Legends in New Film

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Tuesday, December 18th, 2007 at 8:23 pm
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By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      According to BlackFilm.com, the biopic for the legendary hip-hop collective The Juice Crew, called “The Vapors”, is getting some heavyweight actors to get down with the film. Cuba Gooding Jr. has signed on to play Marley Marl, David Banner will play Biz Markie, and Idris Elba will play Fly Ty. Clifton Powell will play radio host Mr. Magic, Evan Ross will play MC Shan, Keke Palmer will portray Roxanne Shante’ and Jackie Long will play Big Daddy Kane.

      The movie is being directed by first-time feature filmmaker Furqaan Clover and executive produced by Marley Marl, Roxanne Shante and Big Daddy Kane. Apparently the film is still looking for actors to fill the roles for other Juice Crew members Craig G, Tragedy Khadafi (aka Intelligent Hoodlum), Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, Masta Ace, TJ Swan, and Cool V and possibly KRS One.

      For those unaware The Juice Crew was a collective of hip-hop artists formed by Marley Marl in the mid-eighties, similar to the Native Tongues in the late 80’s and The Diplomats in the 2000s. They were in the middle of the battles with KRS-One and Boogie Down Productions which was known as the “Bridge Wars” and with UTFO, known as the “Roxanne Wars” in the 1980s.



  • http://www.ihiphop.com/Kollapoppa poppee

    very interesting thats the era of real hip hop

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/BeMoeslim whoa now

    Hopefully the writing is on point, cause if not the movie is gonna be B.S.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/hiv demented conceptz

    THIS FILM IF IT COMES TO LITE WILL BE ONE OF HIP-HOP’S GREATEST MOVIES!! BRINGING HIP-HOP’S GOLDEN ERA TO THE FORE FRONT SHOW ALL YOU YOUNG NIGGAS AND FRONTING ASS WHITE BOYS WHAT THIS RAP SHIT IS REALLY ALL ABOUT!!

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/Ju2006 J-Slim2006

    really? tell me hhow us “white boys front”???

    im curious to know…

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/Mundo_Tha_Devil Tha Lyrikal Devil

    Yea white boys know what rap is too, what you think Eminem is? a fuckin’ dancer? nah he a white rapper…if ya wanna hear an upcomin’ artist who is only 16, go to this http://www.myspace.com/myspacemundo

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/IamVersatile TheRealVersatile

    yh fam im lookin forewad to that real hip hop confused hip hop fans who think lil wayne and 50 cent is the shit need to definetly look out for this

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