While Skinny Black (Ludacris) enjoys life as a platinum-selling artist, his former rap peer DJay (Howard) works the Memphis streets as a small-time pimp. But a chance meeting with old friend Key (Anderson), coupled with the news that Skinny is coming to town, convinces DJay that he might have one last shot at the big time…
If Disney ever staged a musical version of Taxi Driver, it might crib notes from Hustle & Flow. It may not convince on every level, but this hip-hop hopeful deserves any breaks coming its way.
Reviewed by Colin Kennedy
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