Hot Boyz (film)
Hot Boyz is a 1999 action crime film written and directed by Master P and starring Silkk the Shocker, Snoop Dogg, C-Murder and Mystikal. This film started a brief rivalry between No Limit Records and Cash Money Records as the name "Hot Boyz" was the name of the popular rap group, which consisted of: Lil Wayne, Turk, B. G. Kool is a good kid from the inner city with ambitions of becoming a successful rap star, he is in love with poised and college-bound LaShawna. The movie starts with Kool jumping out of a two-story window running towards his red Chevrolet Corvette only to be given chase by the Los Angeles Police Department, he seems to have escaped pursuit until they tail him again and the car hightails into a river. Kool starts to narrate his story, telling the audience "I'm not surprised this road is ending, I've been on this road to nowhere for a while. My name is Kool, they say I'm a thug... I say I was made into one." As the movie flashes back 6 months earlier. Kool, C-Dawg, Pee Wee, Remo are all seen playing a card game at a neighborhood barbecue.
Kool impresses his friends at the table by free-styling while playing cards. The movie introduces LaShawna and Mrs. Ferrel as LaShawna asks if Kool has gotten to the barbecue. Mrs. Ferrel shuns him off, not liking the company he keeps around him. Kool and LaShawna try to persuade Mrs. Ferrel to let LaShawna go to Las Vegas with Kool to which Mrs. Ferrel declines, she tells Kool to take her daughter to the museum since she said Kool was an "artist." The movie skips ahead to Kool sparring with other students in a Kenpo-karate class which introduces Master Keaton as his mentor. Kool has made his transition from a brown belt to a black belt; the movie skips to the next day and introduces Tyrel, he is arguing with C-Dawg about Mike Tyson biting Holyfield's ear off in the boxing match. Kool changes the subject and turns on a song that he wrote in which his friends do not give him credit. LaShawna comes by and they go over to Kool's house. LaShawna has a cake she baked for him; the movie cuts to an office at the LAPD precinct.
Officer Mack is interrupted from his work by Maurice and Mack tries to tell him that the deal is off due to there being an undercover cop on the deal. Maurice tells Mack that he'd better be there; the movie jumps back to Kool and LaShawna in bed together with Kool telling LaShawna that he had written her a song, going to get them out of the hood and into a better place. They are interrupted by Tyrel knocking on the door telling Kool to hurry up because something big is about to go down, C-Dawg and Remo are in the middle of it. LaShawna hears Tyrel screaming at the door and she gives Kool the go ahead despite Kool not wanting her to walk home by herself; as she is walking home, she witnesses a stabbing and discovers the victim is a cop as he dies in her arms. As the officer dies Officer Mack, a dirty cop, brandishes his gun, which causes LaShawna to run away from the crime scene just as help is arriving, LaShawna runs all the way home where she is apprehended and taken into custody. Kool arrives and Eddy explains that she has just been charged with murder despite he and Kool knowing that she would never kill anyone.
Eddy reluctantly can't due to the fact that it isn't his murder case. Kool wants to prove her innocence, Tully, the cynical detective in charge, ignores LaShawna's case but uses Kool to break up an incipient crime operation, which has Saint jailed and LaShawna's certain release. She's in danger. While in jail, pregnant with Kool's child and awaiting a hearing and legal help, she's beaten to death by Mack. While at LaShawna's funeral, Officer Mack fires upon the funeral. Kool gets into a hearse and gives chase to Mack, Kool catches up to Mack and destroys the van he is driving, killing him. After being double crossed by a crooked cop and having his girlfriend wrongfully accused of murder and jailed, he begins to find difficulty in ignoring the lure of urban gang-life, Kool vows revenge. Kool is pushed over the edge by a pair of racist cops and decides to start his own gang called "Hot Boyz," who turn out to be the toughest new gang in the city; as the Hot Boyz continue their rise to dominance, they are all at a club when Tyrel comes and sits at the bar with them, tells them that Saint gets released from prison at 9 o'clock in the morning.
Tyrel and Remo insist that they kill him before he puts together another crew and there will be a turf war between Saint and the Hot Boyz. Moe is an informant, helping out Officer Roberts with the case at hand, Moe tells Roberts what he wants to know and Moe skips town after it happens. Pee Wee makes a deal with Saint, who lets him in his organization when he told about the hit the Hot Boyz were planning on him. C-Dawg finds out what Pee Wee did he and Kool confront him about it. Kool reaches into his pocket, Pee Wee, thinking Kool is about to kill him, runs for his own safety and is shot and killed by C-Dawg. Kool reveals. Saint finds the warehouse where the Hot Boyz do their business and has his crew, the corrupt police working with them, draw their guns and get ready to kill. A 10-minute gunfight ensues, in which most of the Hot Boyz are killed or inj
Foolish is a 1999 comedy drama film directed by Dave Meyers and starring Master P and Eddie Griffin. It was No Limit Films second theatrical release. Quentin "Fifty Dollah" Waise is involved in a crime ring that earns him good money but worries his grandmother Odetta, who dotes on him and encourages him to follow a more righteous path. Fifty Dollah's brother Miles "Foolish" Waise, who got his nickname from Odetta, is an aspiring comedian, but his inability to get his career going convinces his older sibling he's wasting his talents; the movie pays homage to several of Griffin's idols, such as Redd Foxx, Robin Harris and Sammy Davis, Jr. who appear as feet under restroom stalls while he prepares to perform. His idols inspire Foolish to do well in his shows, which are attended and scheduled last to keep the bar customers drinking, but he has home trouble with his girlfriend and their son, after the death of his grandmother, seems unable either to keep a gig or to move on. Fifty Dollah tries to give him the push he needs and tries to get his own life in order, but is distracted both by problems with criminal leader Eldorado Ron and by a painful love triangle with his brother and the girl they both like.
A soundtrack containing hip hop music was released on March 1999 by No Limit Records. It peaked at # 32 on # 10 on the Top R&B / Hip-Hop Albums. Foolish at AllMovie Foolish on IMDb Foolish at Rotten Tomatoes
Awood Johnson, better known by his stage name, was an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana best known for his stint with No Limit Records in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Born and raised in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Awood Johnson first made his name in New Orleans' underground circuit performing in talent shows and in a local group. After being noticed by rapper C-Murder, it was suggested that Master P sign Magic to No Limit Records, he was intended to become part of TRU, but Master P decided that he instead rap solo on the parent label. Magic first made his appearance on C-Murder's songs "Picture Me" and "Watch Yo Enemies" on his 1998 album Life or Death. Magic's released his debut solo studio album, Sky's the Limit, in 1998, which reached #15 on the Billboard 200. In 1999, Magic released his second solo studio album Thuggin' which featured hit singles "That's Me" and "Ice on my Wrist" with Master P, which had minor success, peaking at #30. Following poor sales of his third studio album, White Eyes, in 2003, along with the departure of many of No Limit's marquee artists and the label's overall decline, Magic severed his relationship with No Limit.
He released his fourth and final solo album, the non-charting On My Own, on Koch Records, just five months after his split from No Limit. Magic joined fellow New Orleans native Choppa and former boxing champion Roy Jones, Jr. to form the group Body Head Bangerz, which released its only album in 2004, Body Head Bangerz: Volume One, had a minor hit with "I Smoke, I Drank." Magic secured a deal with TVT Records in 2006, but left without releasing any material. He formed his own label, Banx Entertainment, in 2011. On March 1, 2013, Johnson and his wife Chastity were killed in a traffic collision in Hattiesburg Mississippi, their twelve-year-old daughter, was the lone survivor. Sky's the Limit Thuggin' White Eyes On My Own Body Head Bangerz: Volume One Magic on Myspace June 2011 interview – YouTube
Paul Anthony Pierce, nicknamed "The Truth", is an American former professional basketball player who played 19 seasons in the National Basketball Association. Pierce was a high school McDonald's All-American and earned consensus first-team All-America honors in his junior year at Kansas. After being chosen by the Boston Celtics with the 10th overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft, Pierce spent the first 15 years of his career with Boston. Pierce's nickname, "The Truth", was given to him by Shaquille O'Neal in March 2001, he starred as captain of the Celtics, earning 10 All-Star nods and becoming a four-time All-NBA team member. Pierce combined with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in 2007 to form a "Big Three" that led Boston to two NBA Finals and an NBA championship in 2008. Pierce was named NBA Finals Most Valuable Player in 2008. Along with Larry Bird and John Havlicek, Pierce is one of only three players to have scored more than 20,000 career points with the Celtics. In July 2013, Pierce was traded to the Brooklyn Nets along with teammates Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry.
He signed with the Washington Wizards as a free agent in 2014. After one season with the Wizards, Pierce reunited with former Celtics coach Doc Rivers and signed with the Clippers, he spent two seasons with the Clippers before retiring in 2017. On July 17, 2017, the Celtics signed Pierce to a contract, enabling him to retire as a member of the organization with which he spent his first 15 NBA seasons. Pierce was raised in Oakland, California, his family moved to Inglewood, where he attended Inglewood High School. He was cut from Inglewood High's varsity basketball team his freshman and sophomore years, thought about transferring before spending extra time in the gym and becoming the star of the team by the end of his junior year. Pierce went on to participate in the 1995 McDonald's All-American Game alongside future NBA stars Kevin Garnett, Vince Carter, Stephon Marbury, Antawn Jamison, was a contestant in the game's Slam Dunk Contest, won by Carter, he grew up a Los Angeles Lakers dreamed of playing for the team.
In 2012, Pierce was honored as one of the 35 Greatest McDonald's All-Americans. Pierce spent three years at Kansas between 1995 and 1998, he earned honorable mention All-Big Eight honors and was selected second team Freshman All-American by Basketball Weekly. He was honored as the Big Eight Co-Freshman of the Year with Colorado's Chauncey Billups. During summer of 1996, Pierce earned a spot on the roster of the USA's Under 22 team and helped USA go unbeaten in the World Championship-qualifying tournament in Puerto Rico; as a sophomore, Pierce captured the first of two Big 12 Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player awards after averaging 21.7 points and guiding Kansas to the inaugural tournament championship. As a junior in 1997–98, Pierce won Most Valuable Player honors in both the Preseason NIT and the Big 12 Conference Tournament, he was selected First Team All-Big 12 Conference by both the AP and Coaches, was named Associated Press First Team All-American and a finalist for the 1998 John Wooden and Naismith awards.
He scored 777 points as a junior—the fifth-most single-season point total in Jayhawks history. He 11th on the all-time rebounds list. Pierce entered the 1998 NBA draft. Pierce was selected with the 10th overall pick in 1998 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics, a team he despised growing up. A starter from the get-go, he scored 19 or more points in 10 of his first 11 contests, was on his way to being one of the best young players in the game. For the year, he averaged 16.5 points and finished third in the voting for Rookie of the Year honors. In his second season, he raised his scoring average to 19.5 points per game, was turning into one of the elite offensive players in the NBA. By his third season in the league, Pierce was ready for a breakout year. In the 2000–01 season, Pierce appeared in 82 games, averaging 25.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.68 steals in 38.0 minutes. He finished eighth in the league in points per game, fourth in total points, he was named NBA Player of the Month for March 2001 after averaging 30.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.60 steals for the month.
In the 2001–02 season, Pierce was named Eastern Conference Co-Player of the Month twice, for December and April. That season, Pierce led the Celtics to the playoffs for the first time in seven years and on to the Eastern Conference Finals. In Game 3 of the conference finals, the Celtics pulled off the greatest fourth-quarter comeback in NBA playoff history, with Pierce scoring 19 of his 28 points in the final 12 minutes as Boston overcame a 21-point deficit to beat the New Jersey Nets 94–90; the win gave the Celtics a 2–1 advantage in the series. From 2002 to 2006, Pierce made the All-Star team every season, he led the league in total points in 2002 and was an All-NBA Third Team selection in 2002 and 2003. He was selected as a member of the US national team in 2002 and played in the FIBA World Championships, but while Pierce was achieving astounding personal success, the Celtics as a franchise was stumbling. In the 2006–07 season, Boston finished with 24 wins—second-worst record in the NBA—and Pierce played only 47 games due to injury.
Prior to the 2007–08 season, the Celtics acquired the services of fellow NBA All-Stars Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett. The pair combined with Pierce to form a "Big Three"; the Celtics completed the largest single-season turnaround in NBA history, with the "Big Three" leading Boston to 66 wins in the regular season, a 42-game impr
Da Game of Life (film)
Da Game of Life is a 1998 direct-to-video short drama film starring No Limit Records rapper Snoop Dogg. It was directed by Michael Martin and produced by Master P and Snoop Dogg and distributed by No Limit Films. No Limit labelmate C-Murder co-stars; the movie was a huge success for No Limit Records and for No Limit Films. The soundtrack is is to be Snoop Dogg's third album, Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told, released four months later. Snoop Dogg as Smooth C-Murder as Money Yuri Brown as Peaches Jimmy Keller as Jasper Lou Charloff as Don Cottafavi WC as Bar Patron Chris Mills as Scooter - basketball player Da Game of Life at AllMovie Da Game of Life on IMDb
Edward Griffin is an American comedian and actor. He is best known for portraying Eddie Sherman on the sitcom Malcolm & Eddie, the title character in the 2002 comedy film Undercover Brother and Tiberius Jefferson "T. J." Hicks in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo. Griffin was born in Kansas City and was raised by his single mother, Doris Thomas, a phone company operator, his family were Jehovah's Witnesses. In 1984, at 16 years old, he moved to California to live with his cousins. In 1986, after graduating from Compton High, Griffin enrolled as a biological engineering major at Kansas State University, but left in 1988 and moved to New York City to pursue a career in comedy. Griffin did not see his mother for four years, after Griffin and his mother got into an argument at his 20th birthday party, where Griffin's mother accused him of stealing jewelry from her, which Griffin denied doing. Griffin moved back to Los Angeles, California in March 1992, to be closer with his family when his mother was injured in a car accident.
Griffin has starred in films such as The Meteor Man, The Walking Dead Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Double Take, Undercover Brother, John Q, Scary Movie 3, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo and Norbit. In 2007, he starred in a thriller set in New Mexico, he starred in the UPN television series Malcolm & Eddie. Griffin was ranked at number 62 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. In 2011 Comedy Central released You Can Tell'Em I Said It on DVD, it was 82 minutes of uncensored content. Griffin performed on two tracks from Dr. Dre's 1999 album, 2001, the intro track from The D. O. C.'s 1996 album Helter Skelter. He has appeared on commercials for Miller Beer's Man Laws, he is well known for his comedic routine of imitating Michael Jackson on crack cocaine. He made an appearance on Chappelle's Show in the skit "World Series of Dice" as Grits n' Gravy, he will be starring alongside Charlie Sheen, Jason Momoa, Emily Blunt, Robin Wright, Dolph Lundgren, Lindsey Stirling, Connie Nielsen and Selena Gomez in The Seeker: Wild Run.
Griffin has been married three times. He married his first wife, Carla, in 1984, he married his second wife, Rochelle, in 2002. On September 8, 2011, he married Nia Rivers. However, they filed for divorce after one month of marriage, they were divorced six months later. In March 2007, Griffin participated in a charity race at Irwindale Speedway to promote the film Redline, using a Ferrari Enzo owned by Daniel Sadek. During a practice run, Griffin accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake and lost control of the Enzo, crashing hard into a concrete barrier, he walked away unscratched. Griffin criticized reporters who suggested the crash was a publicity stunt. During the sexual assault allegations on Bill Cosby, Griffin suggested that Cosby was the victim of a conspiracy to destroy his image and that several other prominent African-American men had been victims of similar conspiracies. 1996 "Intro" 1998 "DP Gangsta" 1999 "Bar One" 1999 "Ed-ucation" 2002 "Bitch Ass Niggaz" 2003 "I Thought U Knew" 2003 "Dys-Funk-Tional" 2008 "Take A Ride Skit" & "Feed The Lions Skit" 1997 "Honey" 1997 "The Roof" 1997 "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" 2001 "Take Ya Home" All Jokes Aside Documentary Official website Eddie Griffin on IMDb Eddie Griffin at AllMovie Eddie Griffin Going For Broke Official Site @ VH1.com