It’s been almost a year since the passing of Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke, but he definitely continues to make his mark on the world. Today the trailer for the new film “Boogie” was released, which includes Pop’s acting debut. The film is about Chinese-American basketball player Alfred “Boogie” Chin living in Queens, New York, who studies and works on his dream to make it as a professional basketball player. However, his parents disapprove and pressure him to apply for a scholarship to an elite college.
The relationship between Boogie and his father, who is a police officer, and the Chinese cultural traditions which cause a rift between Boogie and his peers is also showcased in the film. The coming-of-age story displays Pop’s character a few times, showing him meeting Boogie on the basketball court and in the streets. In the film, it appears as if the men are rivals. The movie stars actor Taylor Takahashi as Boogie, and actress Taylour Paige, known from the hit show “Hit The Floor” as Eleanor. Actors Pamelyn Chee, Mike Moh, and more also star in the film.
The trailer features Pop’s song “Got It On Me” from his debut album “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon.” According to reports, Boogie’s soundtrack will feature new music from Pop, and it will be released via Victor Victor Worldwide/Republic Records.
Pop’s manager, Steven Victor, shared a clip of the trailer on his Instagram page with the caption, “BOOGIE MOVIE staring 🐐 @realpopsmoke Soundtrack VVW.” The film, which is the directorial debut of food personality and author Eddie Huang was written and directed by him and produced by Josh Bratman, Josh McLaughlin, and Michael Tadross.
Many Roommates left comments in excitement for the film. One commented, “Wait, this man was in a movie too. Damn, he really was bout to take over! LLPOPSMOKE WOO.” Boogie is slated for release on March 5th.
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