feature: erykah badu stars in new skateboarding movie produced by nas – ‘the land’

December 4, 2015

Erykah Badu will star in an upcoming skateboarding film produced by Nas (the rapper also produced its soundtrack), as reported by Variety. The feature length project, entitled ‘The Land’, was written and directed by Steven Caple Jr; and will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The story (as stated by its camp) follows four teenage boys who “devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland, Ohio, by pursuing a dream life of professional skateboarding. But when they get caught in the web of the local queenpin, their motley brotherhood is tested, threatening to make this summer their last.” Michael K. Williams of ‘The Wire’ and ‘Boardwalk Empire’ also features.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor