A 21-year-old aspiring hip-hop star from the Bronx is forced to put his career on hold when a gang of local thugs threatens his life and he is forced to seek refuge with his estranged father in Puerto Rico in this musical drama from producer Jennifer Lopez. Rob (Omarion Grandberry) is a New York City rapper who has gotten into hot water in his hometown, and now must flee to Puerto Rico. Upon arriving at his father's home in the Caribbean commonwealth, Rob immediately forms a bond with his half-brother, Javi, who introduces his distant sibling to the seductive sounds of Reggaeton. Rob and Javi's outwardly divergent musical tastes ultimately blend to form a unique new brand of hip-hop-flavored reggae, and they soon begin to gain a loyal following that ultimately leads them both back to New York City. Yet despite Rob's growing popularity in the music industry, the gangsters back in the Bronx are still hell-bent on revenge, and willing to gun him down at the first chance they get. Is Rob's newfound status as a high-profile musical innovator enough to make him bulletproof, or could it be that he's more vulnerable than ever now that he's up on-stage for all the world to see?
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 88min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 10/05/2007
- DVD Release Date: 01/29/2008
- Distributor(s): Sony
- Themes: Street Gangs,Fish Out of Water,Fathers and Sons,Culture Clash,Musician's Life
- Tone: Gritty,Rowdy
hide-out, father, gang-war, hideout, hip-hop-music, reggaeton, thug
- Country of Origin: USA (10-05-2007)
- Language: English