Paramount at the Movies Presents: CB4 [R]
Movies | 08/12/2023 | 8:00PM
1993 | | Runtime: 89 minutes
Saturday Night Live‘s Chris Rock stars in this hilarious spoof of rap stars and life in the hip-hop fast lane. Albert (Rock) starts off as nothing more than your basic L.A. middle-class kid dreaming of rap stardom, until a run-in with a real ghetto hood gives him an idea. Reborn as tough, gangsta-rapper MC Gusto — along with his home boys Dead Mike and Stab Master Arson — Albert creates rap’s hottest new act, CB4. Soon the trio is rocketing up the charts, partying in limos, collecting groupies, and gaining notoriety for their macho, streetwise tunes. Unfortunately, the real hoods are hot on their trail — and they’re not looking for autographs! This outrageous comedy features a chart-topping soundtrack, surprise appearances by rap superstars, and an outstanding cast including Chris Elliott, Phil Hartman, Allen Payne, and Deezer D.
Image credits: Universal
Did you know?
- The rap group CB4 claim to be from the town of Locash. LoCash is in fact the name of one of the film’s screenwriters, Robert LoCash.
- The ragtime piano melody heard in the nursing home sequence is actually the Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight.”
- Ron Howard filmed a cameo as himself, but it was later deleted.
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