Rapper Doug E. Fresh’s connections to the horror genre go way back to 1986 when he and The Get Fresh Crew sampled the theme from Phantasm for their old school hit “Play This Only at Night”. Now he’s appearing in the hip hop horror-themed crime flick You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Kills You, and we’ve got a clip of him in action for you!
Produced by Spike Lee and written and directed by Michael A. Pinckney, You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Kills You stars icons Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh and Ed Lover alongside stars Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Mosley and Chance Kelly.
The flick premieres next Friday, September 23rd at the Williamsburg International Film Festival. Thanks to DC reader Jon Accarrino for the heads-up!
Detective Charles Johnson, a twenty-seven-year veteran of the New York City Police force, is on the heels of retirement when a killer strikes. The murders are not random acts of violence, however; they’re by the hands of a serial killer whose victims happen to be some of the Rap industry’s biggest stars.
In an effort to catch the killer, Joseph Francelli, a young and hip detective from Special Divisions, is brought onto the case to assist Detective Johnson in protecting Manchild, a rising star struggling with the decline of hip hop, causing him to re-evaluate his life.
The film concludes with the detectives bringing the killer to justice in this urban thriller with an unexpected twist at the end, in true Hitchcockian grandeur.
Check out the clip below courtesy of our friends at Hip Hop Horror!
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