The Dallas Rap Movie You Didn't Know You Wanted Is Coming — And It Looks Amazing.
It's long been known: Athletes want to be rappers, and rappers want to be athletes. But, see, here's the thing: Rappers also want to be actors.
Rappers just kind of want it all, it seems.
But at least the rapper-to-actor jump is somewhat feasible. Ice Cube's done it. So has Ice-T. And so have many, many others, thanks in no small part to a spate of gang films released around the millennium — 1998's Belly (DMX! Nas! Method Man!) and 2002's Paid in Full (Cam'ron! Doug E. Fresh!) perhaps chief among them — that prominently featured rappers in starring turns. Those films, among certain sets, remain cult classics more than a decade following their release thanks to their glamorization of the urban underground.
So perhaps it was just inevitable that this would happen: On Thursday, October 16, a new, scripted, feature-length film called The Triple D will earn its world premiere with a pair of screenings at the Magnolia. Helmed by area music video director Juan Salas, the film boasts a cast of familiar Dallas street rap faces, among them Don Chief, Mr. Lucci, Pooca Leroy, Hollywood Bay Bay, T Cash and Lil Man.
What's it about, exactly? Tough to say. The tag line for the film is “Lines Will Cross,” and the trailer implies some sort of drug-fueled gang tale about revenge and, just maybe, a little bit of love? Doesn't matter: As you can see in the clip below, it just looks killer. And that Tum Tum track that closes it? Man. After this trailer, lines better cross.