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Turn It Up

Rating:R (for strong violence and language and for some drug content)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:September 6, 2000
Cast:Pras, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Ja Rule, Patricia Velasquez
Director:Robert Adetuyi
Producer:Madonna, Guy Oseary
Writer:Robert Adetuyi
Distributor:New Line Cinema

Description: Prakazrel Michel, better known as Pras from the top-selling R&B group The Fugees, stars in this urban drama based on both his solo album Ghetto Superstar and his novel of the same name. Diamond (Pras) is an up-and-coming musician who is trying to use his creative gifts to work his way out of the ghetto after the traumatic death of his mother. But he soon discovers that the music industry is nearly as corrupt and dangerous as the streets he's trying to leave behind, and Diamond is guided into a life of crime by his shady friend Gage (Ja Rule). In addition, Diamond must content with the unexpected pregnancy of his girlfriend Tamara (Tamala Jones), and attempts by his father Cliff (Vondie Curtis-Hall) to mend their contentious relationship. Turn It Up, which was produced under the title Ghetto Superstar, also features Eugene Clark and Patricia Velasquez. Madonna helped to produce the film through her production company, Madguy Films.~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

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