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Number One with a Bullet (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 9 December 2014 (USA)
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Featuring Ice Cube, Mos Def, Prodigy, KRS-ONE and Young Buck among others, this documentary pulls back the curtain on gun violence in hip-hop America.

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Jim Dziura
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Ice Cube ... Himself
Yasiin Bey ... Himself (as Mos Def)
KRS-One ... Himself
B-Real ... Himself - B-Real
Fat Joe ... Himself
Prodigy ... Himself
Young Buck Young Buck ... Himself
Nikki Giovanni ... Herself
Barack Obama ... Himself (archive footage)
Obie Trice ... Himself
Damon Dash ... Himself
Jerry Heller Jerry Heller ... Himself
The Last Mr. Bigg The Last Mr. Bigg ... Himself / Diamondeye
40 Glocc 40 Glocc ... Himself
Graffix Graffix ... Himself - Denver City Killaz
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Some of today's most successful hip-hop stars have something in common, besides successful careers. They've all been shot and lived to rap about it. From the ghettos of Philadelphia to the boardrooms of Los Angeles, Number One with a Bullet is a feature-length documentary that pulls back the curtain on gun violence in hip-hop America. The film follows five rappers who've survived being shot (Young Buck, B Real, Obie Trice, The Last Mr. Bigg and 40 Glocc) as they take viewers back to the scene of the crime and into their darkest hours. They are joined by a diverse cast of hip-hop luminaries (Mos Def, KRS One, Ice Cube, Prodigy, Jerry Heller and more), community activists, police officers, doctors and citizens to expose the physical, mental and emotional scars of gun violence in the streets and in the music. From QD3 Entertainment - producers of Lil Wayne's "The Carter," "Crips & Bloods: Made in America," Tupac's "Thug Angel" and the "BEEF" series - Number One with a Bullet is a ... Written by Anonymous

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Documentary | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Who Shot Ya See more »

Filming Locations:

Denver, Colorado, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Uncomfortably up close and personal.
8 December 2014 | by jane-180-667801See all my reviews

I live far outside this world, so where the cameras went into the neighborhoods where the shootings occurred felt a little dangerous - even one of the subjects commented he needed to get out of there before his shooters came back to finish the job. The subtext of children in images throughout was chilling, and the sprinkling of medical insights provided depth without deviating from the main storyline. I didn't expect myself to experience any sympathy, but I did and found myself trying to justify those feelings. Carefully and thoughtfully told stories woven together - a must see especially for anyone who thinks this subject is too far from their world.


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