On the Come Up

On the Come Up

Bri (Jamila C. Gray), a young black girl, attempts to take the battle rap scene by storm in order to do right by the legacy of her father—a rapper whose career was cut short by gang violence—and to help her family climb out of poverty. But when her first hit song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, she finds herself torn between the authenticity that got her this far and the false gangsta role that the industry wants to impose upon her. Based on the New York Times #1 best-selling YA novel by Angie Thomas (who also penned The Hate U Give), On The Come Up is punctuated by the comedic talents of Mike Epps, hip hop heroes like Method Man and Lil Yachty, and the lyrical prowess of Rapsody.

- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive

Credits

Director:

  • Sanaa Lathan

Writers:

  • Kay Oyegun
  • Zora Howard

Producers:

  • George Tillman Jr.
  • Isaac Klausner
  • Jay Marcus
  • John Fischer
  • Marty Bowen
  • Robert Teitel
  • Timothy M. Bourne
  • Wyck Godfrey

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