20 December 2000 | Orisha Shango
An engaging story about the power youthful political activism in the the inner-city..
When a corrupt black state assemblyman from New York City threatens to destroy the projects in his district by selling out to condominium development interests, a young hiphop artist (Doug E. Fresh) galvanises the community in an election-year charge to unseat him. Although this film proves to be an engaging story about the power of youthful political activism, it also succeeds in not taking itself too seriously--blending camp with social consciousness. Highlights: socially astute original hiphop songs coupled with spirited discussions and dramatisations about the issues facing black inner-city communities. Major flaws: unnecessarily foul language and a dissatisfying anticlimactic ending. 6/10