Azealia Banks Is Starring in a RZA-Directed Movie About Hip-Hop

Illustration for article titled Azealia Banks Is Starring in a RZA-Directed Movie About Hip-Hop

Your favorite Twitter personality Azealia Banks just landed the lead role in her first feature film.

Coco is an 8 Mile style movie that’s directed by RZA and set in Brooklyn. The cast also includes Jill Scott, Common and Lorraine Toussaint (who plays Vee on Orange Is the New Black).

Deadline reports:

In the Brooklyn-set drama, Banks plays an aspiring twentysomething rapper who wants a career in hip-hop but is torn by her parents’ dreams that she finish college. She gives in. While matriculating, she finds herself in the classroom; she experiences the true calling of the power of the spoken word, which helps her goals as a hip-hop artist. It has a bit of 8 Mile edge to it.


“A bit of an 8 Mile edge to it,” as in, it’s about rap.

And if this is shot in Brooklyn, we may soon be seeing Banks and company roaming the borough. Common can stay with me if he needs a place.

Image via Getty

Contact the author at


Share This Story

Get our newsletter


Morifarty's ringtone

fun fact, RZA will not high five you when you point out you’re both buying vanilla dutches at the same bodega so it is like you are about to smoke together.