Tragedy: The Story of Queensbridge

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Tragedy: The Story of Queensbridge
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Directed by Booker Sim
Produced by Malcolm Hearn, Tragedy Khadafi, Booker Sim, Poppa Mobb and Uncle La
Written by Booker Sim
Starring Tragedy Khadafi
Havoc
Prodigy
Capone
N.O.R.E.
Marley Marl
Killa Sha
Blaq Poet
Poppa Mobb
Uncle La
Mike Delorean
Music by Tragedy Khadafi
Edited by Malcolm Hearn
Release date
January 23, 2005 (Slamdance Film Festival)
Running time
73 min.
Country United States
Language English

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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Reception

At the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, the film averaged an 80% approval rate. [1] At the Internet Movie Database, 27 users gave a 7'8/10 media rating to the film. [2]

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References

  1. "Tragedy: The Story of Queensbridge (2004)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
  2. "Tragedy: The Story of Queensbridge". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-04-14.