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Born: October 3, 1975 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Music ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
#ReGeneration (2012)
The film follows three different groups of people - a collective of musicians working outside the mainstream, a young conservative couple raising a family and a group of high school students from the suburbs - to explore how educational approaches, parenting and the media shape our culture's approac
2.
Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, The (2011)
From 1967 to 1975, Swedish journalists documented the Black Power movement in America. Combining that 16mm footage, undiscovered until now, with contemporary audio interviews, we become familiar with the people and culture that brought the movement to life and aided in fueling change.
3.
Call + Response (2008)
Reveals the world's 27 million dirtiest secrets: there are more slaves today than ever before in human history. Slavery is thriving from the child brothels of Cambodia to the slave brick kilns of rural India. In 2007, Slave Traders made more money than Google, Nike and Starbucks combined. Luminaries
4.
Public Enemy: Welcome to the Terrordome (2007)
Chronicles the 20 year career of rap band Public Enemy and their impact on the music world. Known for their ability of weave serious messages of activism and societal ills into their music, two decades later, this controversial group of the 80s is still going strong. Artists such as the Beastie Boys
5.
Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006)
Comedy superstar Dave Chappelle presents a Brooklyn neighborhood with its very own once-in-a-lifetime free block party. In Ohio, Mr. Chappelle wandered through town handing out golden tickets to invite several dozen citizens to join the party, providing transportation and lodging for their first-ti
6.
Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006)
Comedy superstar Dave Chappelle presents a Brooklyn neighborhood with its very own once-in-a-lifetime free block party. In Ohio, Mr. Chappelle wandered through town handing out golden tickets to invite several dozen citizens to join the party, providing transportation and lodging for their first-ti
7.
Soundz of Spirit (2005)
Explores the creative process and spiritual connection in hip hop culture.
8.
Brown Sugar (2002) as Himself
Dre and Sidney can attribute their friendship and the launch of their careers to a single childhood moment--the day they discovered hip-hop on a New York street corner. Now some 15 years later, she is a revered music critic and he is a successful, though unfulfilled music executive. As they lay down

Music (feature film)

9.
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, The (2008)
Lifelong best friends Tibby, Carmen, Bridget and Lena have completed their first year of college. Having been apart all year, their plans for the summer will take them even further along separate paths. Feeling displaced at home with her mother expecting a new baby, and disappointed that her friends
10.
Freedom Writers (2007)
Fresh-faced, idealistic twenty-three-year-old Erin Gruwell is ready to take on the world as she steps inside Wilson High School for her first day of teaching. Her class, a diverse group of racially charged teenagers from different walks of life--African Americans, Latinos, Asians, juvenile delinquents, gang members, and underprivileged students from poor neighborhoods--hope for nothing more than to make it through the day. On the surface, the only thing they share is their hatred for each other and the understanding that they are simply being warehoused in the educational system until they are old enough to disappear. Despite her students'' obstinate refusal to participate during class, Erin tries various means to engage them on a daily basis. But then ghetto reality steps in to focus the picture. A racially motivated gang shooting witnessed by a Latina gang member in Erin''s class, and an ugly racial cartoon that Erin intercepts during class, become the most unwittingly dynamic teaching aids. They spark a transformation in the classroom, compel them to listen and force her to take off her idealistic blinders and take in the kids'' survival stories of their undeclared war on the streets. Erin begins to connect with them. She brings in music from the ''Hood, and literature from another kind of ghetto, The Diary of Anne Frank, and with these simple tools she opens her students'' eyes to the experiences of those suffering intolerance throughout the world and the struggles of those outside their own communities. Knowing that every one of her students has a story to tell, Erin encourages them to keep a daily journal of their thoughts and experiences. After sharing their stories with one another, the students see their shared experience for the first time and open up to the idea that there are possibilities in life outside of making it to the age of eighteen.
11.
Freedom Writers (2007)
Fresh-faced, idealistic twenty-three-year-old Erin Gruwell is ready to take on the world as she steps inside Wilson High School for her first day of teaching. Her class, a diverse group of racially charged teenagers from different walks of life--African Americans, Latinos, Asians, juvenile delinquents, gang members, and underprivileged students from poor neighborhoods--hope for nothing more than to make it through the day. On the surface, the only thing they share is their hatred for each other and the understanding that they are simply being warehoused in the educational system until they are old enough to disappear. Despite her students'' obstinate refusal to participate during class, Erin tries various means to engage them on a daily basis. But then ghetto reality steps in to focus the picture. A racially motivated gang shooting witnessed by a Latina gang member in Erin''s class, and an ugly racial cartoon that Erin intercepts during class, become the most unwittingly dynamic teaching aids. They spark a transformation in the classroom, compel them to listen and force her to take off her idealistic blinders and take in the kids'' survival stories of their undeclared war on the streets. Erin begins to connect with them. She brings in music from the ''Hood, and literature from another kind of ghetto, The Diary of Anne Frank, and with these simple tools she opens her students'' eyes to the experiences of those suffering intolerance throughout the world and the struggles of those outside their own communities. Knowing that every one of her students has a story to tell, Erin encourages them to keep a daily journal of their thoughts and experiences. After sharing their stories with one another, the students see their shared experience for the first time and open up to the idea that there are possibilities in life outside of making it to the age of eighteen.
12.
Superbad (2007)
Two co-dependent high school guys want to hook up with girls before they graduate and go off to different colleges, but, after a calamitous night just trying to buy alcohol for a school party, overcoming their separation anxiety becomes a greater challenge than getting the girls.
13.
Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006)
Comedy superstar Dave Chappelle presents a Brooklyn neighborhood with its very own once-in-a-lifetime free block party. In Ohio, Mr. Chappelle wandered through town handing out golden tickets to invite several dozen citizens to join the party, providing transportation and lodging for their first-ti
14.
Stick It (2006)
Haley Graham is a rebellious 17-year-old who is forced to return to the regimented world of gymnastics after a run-in with the law. A judge sentences Haley to her ultimate nightmare--attending an elite spirit and quick-witted banter quickly shakes things up at the strict school--making both close fr
15.
Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006)
Comedy superstar Dave Chappelle presents a Brooklyn neighborhood with its very own once-in-a-lifetime free block party. In Ohio, Mr. Chappelle wandered through town handing out golden tickets to invite several dozen citizens to join the party, providing transportation and lodging for their first-ti
16.
Stick It (2006)
Haley Graham is a rebellious 17-year-old who is forced to return to the regimented world of gymnastics after a run-in with the law. A judge sentences Haley to her ultimate nightmare--attending an elite spirit and quick-witted banter quickly shakes things up at the strict school--making both close fr
17.
Brown Sugar (2002) as Song ("Brown Sugar (Raw)")
Dre and Sidney can attribute their friendship and the launch of their careers to a single childhood moment--the day they discovered hip-hop on a New York street corner. Now some 15 years later, she is a revered music critic and he is a successful, though unfulfilled music executive. As they lay down
18.
Magnet, The (2000) as Song Performer ("Prime Example")
The story of a group of friends, all around 30, who live in the Le Panier area of Marseille. It's not a bad life, made up of slightly shady dealings, nights out, sun and just hanging out. But the neighborhood, the project, is an inescapable presence. Over a period of a few summer days, their carefre

Cast (special)

19.
Hip-Hop Artists 2 Watch (2001) as Host
Music special takes a look at new trends in hip-hop and profiles the latest artists.

Music (special)

20.
2003 Essence Awards, The (2003) as Song Performer
The 16th Annual Essence Awards spotlight achievements by people who make a difference. Honorees include Mary J. Blige, Mos Def, Tom Joyner and Queen Latifah (the Readers Choice "Entertainer of the Year" award winner).

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