Sticky Fingaz directs movie: 'A Day in the Life'
Warning: Trailer's language is very NSFW.
How can you make the hood gangsta saga genre fresh these days? If you're Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones (remember him? He was the bald, angry guy from Onyx), you make A Day in the Life, a hip-hopera that looks way better than anything R. Kelly could come up with.
The hook of the flick, which is being released some time in 2009 by Lion's Gate, is that every single line is rapped verses instead of straight dialogue. That's a pretty tall order for a movie Jones describes as "Godfather meets Romeo & Juliet."
"I'm an artist and I create music, and at the same time I'm an actor, so it made sense to try something innovative and merge the two together," Jones was quoted on HipHopDX.com.
What's more impressive than the cast -- including Mekhi Phifer, Omar Epps, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Rapaport, Faison Love, Malinda Williams and even Naughty by Nature's Anthony "Treach" Criss -- is that it actually looks kind of cool, since everyone seems so earnest. And who knew ol' Clarence Williams had flow like that?