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Chi-Raq

Chi-Raq

Spike Lee never had a chance. That's been clear since April, when the bile burst forth in response to the title of his new movie: Chi-Raq. A portmanteau of "Chicago" and "Iraq," the term unfavorably compares shooting deaths in this city with those of Americans serving in Iraq. It originated with drill, a menacing, nihilistic, and violent hip-hop sound that rocketed from Chicago's south side to rap's hilltop a few years ago. In 2014 Noisey, a music site created by Vice, the alternative media empire valued in the low billions, launched a dreadful eight-part Web documentary on Chicago hip-hop and gun violence called Chiraq. Continue reading >>

Credits

Director:

  • Spike Lee

Cast:

  • Nick Cannon
  • Wesley Snipes
  • Teyonah Parris
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Steve Harris
  • Harry Lennix
  • D.B. Sweeney
  • Angela Bassett
  • John Cusack
  • Samuel Jackson
  • David Kelly

Producers:

  • Spike Lee
  • Jon Kilik
  • Kevin Willmott

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