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|Tragedy: The Story of Queensbridge|
|Directed by||Booker Sim|
|Produced by||Malcolm Hearn, Tragedy Khadafi, Booker Sim, Poppa Mobb and Uncle La|
|Written by||Booker Sim|
|Starring|| Tragedy Khadafi|
|Music by||Tragedy Khadafi|
|Edited by||Malcolm Hearn|
|January 23, 2005 (Slamdance Film Festival)|
Tragedy: The Story of Queensbridge is a 2005 documentary film directed by Booker Sim for Juju Films. The film documents the streets of the Queensbridge Housing Projects of New York City, following the issues and struggles of Tragedy Khadafi aka Intelligent Hoodlum. Queens rappers Havoc, Prodigy (both from the group Mobb Deep), Capone and N.O.R.E. (both from Capone-N-Noreaga), as well as producer Marley Marl among others appeared in the film.
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