Thug Life (film)

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Thug Life
Directed by Greg Carter
Produced by Greg Carter
Written by Greg Carter, Keith Kjornes
Starring Willie D
Napoleon
Lady of Rage
Roy Fegan
Thomas Miles
Junie Hoang
Music by Kentha Stephens
Cinematography Mark David
Edited by David Parmenter
Distributed by Madacy Entertainment
York Entertainment
Release date
March 8, 2001
Running time
90 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget TBA
Box office TBA

Thug Life is a 2001 film written, produced, and directed by Greg Carter.

A young man trying to grow up straight in a crime-ridden neighborhood finds himself on the run after a friend accidentally lures him into a trap in this hard-edged urban drama. Boo (Thomas Miles) grew up in a rough section of Houston, TX, where many see crime as their only way out. Boo is determined to leave the street life behind and build an honest career for himself as a plumber, but his longtime friend Mecca (Gregory O. Stewart) talks Boo into helping him out as he tries to sell a stolen vehicle. Things don't go as planned, and when shots ring out, Boo and Mecca discover they've been framed for the murder of a gang leader and have to get out of Houston at once if they are to stand any chance of surviving the night. Thug Life also features noted hip-hop and reggae artists Vybz Kartel, Willie D., The Lady of Rage, and Napoleon.

Adidja Azim Palmer better known as Vybz Kartel, is a Jamaican musical artist, record producer, entrepreneur and dancehall performer. Among his various nicknames, he is referred to as "Worl' Boss" and has been recognized as one of the genre’s most prolific and skilled lyricists credited with further popularizing dancehall.

William James Dennis is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor, and advice columnist better known by his stage name Willie D. He is best known as the lead member of the pioneering rap group from Houston, the Geto Boys, alongside Bushwick Bill and Scarface.

Robin Yvette Allen, known professionally as The Lady of Rage, is an American rapper, singer and actress best known for collaborations with several Death Row Records artists, including Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg on the seminal albums The Chronic and Doggystyle. She has been described as "one of the most skillful female MCs" with a "mastery of flow" and "hard-core lyrics".

Film cast

Mutah Wassin Shabazz Beale, better known as Napoleon, is a former member of Tupac Shakur's rap group Outlawz. Beale has since converted to Islam and is now a motivational speaker.

Roy Fegan is an American actor, producer, director and president of 3inaRo Entertainment. He is best known for his role as Simon Caine in the 1993 film The Meteor Man.


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