it definitely takes the scarface/new jack city paradigm and flips it for the hip hop generation. and its a great cast. When you see how good Phifer and Harris are in this you wonder why they don't get bigger roles. the movie business is twisted and racist. you can say denzel and will smith get good roles, but they get roles made for them because they are big stars. you never see a good mainstream film with a lead black actor unless its a 'black' film.
"first movie out i murked out mekhi phifer"