Written By Cyrus Langhorne
The sequel to 1999’s Belly starring West Coast rapper The Game skipped a theatrical release and hit retail stores yesterday.
Titled Belly 2: Millionaire Boyz Club, the film stars the Black Wall Street leader alongside actress Shari Headley and is based in Compton, California unlike the original which featured rappers DMX and Nas as drug dealers on the East Coast.
The follow-up places Game as “G,” a recently released convict who gets back in to the drug game, who meets Headley’s character, Alexis, who is secretly an undercover DEA agent. Both withholding the truth about their actual occupations, their love relationship takes a dramatic turn as a twist is found at the end of the movie.
Directed by Cess Silvera, known for his work on Shottas that featured Wyclef Jean and Bob Marley’s son Ky-Mani Marley, the movie also features Michael K. Williams known as the notorious drug robber “Omar” from HBO’s “The Wire”. In related news, Game’s third album L.A.X. is scheduled for release later this month. The album will feature cuts from a wide variety of artists including Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker, Ne-Yo, Busta Rhymes, Lil' Wayne and others. Production on the album will also include mega producers like Scott Storch, Hi-Tek, and Cool & Dre. L.A.X. is set to hit stores August 26 on Geffen Records/Black Wall Street.