28 Days of Black Cinema: Day 7
Brown Sugar (2002)
Starring: Sanaa Lathan, Taye Diggs, Queen Latifah, Mos Def
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa
Written by Michael Elliott
"When did you fall in love with Hip Hop?" - Syd
Dre (Taye Diggs) and Syd (Sanaa Lathan) have been best friends since childhood. Their lives and relationship is deep rooted in the love of Hip Hop. A series of events happen that make Dre question his life choices thus pushing him closer to Syd, who has fallen in love and plans to get married.
This is a love story of three kinds. Friendship. Romance. Culture. Syd gives a great breakdown of the difference between Rap and Hip Hop, which I agree with, wholeheartedly. This is a sweet and funny movie that will have you reminiscing about the time you first fell in love with Hip Hop.
PLUS...the soundtrack is dope.