Snoop Dogg, BLE and Paramount+ hosted a special advance screening on Tuesday night celebrating Sanaa Lathan’s directorial debut film, ON THE COME UP, on Snoop Dogg’s compound in Inglewood, CA. Guests celebrated with a fun-filled night of food trucks, concessions, a bar, DJ, and Snoop’s vintage cars where guests got to sit and watch the movie “drive-in” style. See more pics inside….
Mike Epps, Sanaa Lathan, Snoop Dogg and his wife
Jam-packed with Hollywood’s most elite entertainers, filmmakers, directors and executive producers, the event featured several A-list attendees including; Sanaa Lathan, Snoop Dog, Mike Epps, Warren G (Rapper), Lady London, Jonica Booth (HBO’s Rap Sh!t) Brandee Evans (Starz P-Valley), Page Kennedy (Netflix’s Upshaws), Laron Hines (Are You Smart? Influencer) and more.
Based on the New York Times #1 best-selling novel by Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give), ON THE COME UP is the feature directorial debut of Emmy-nominated actress Sanaa Lathan(daughter of director, Stan Lathan) and is premiering on Paramount+ on September 23rd.
The original film, masterfully tells the story of Bri, a gifted 16-year-old rapper, who attempts to take the battle rap scene by storm in order to lift up her family and do right by the legacy of her father – a local hip hop legend whose career was cut short by gang violence.
On its way to snagging an Emmy nomination, the film stars an incredible array of powerhouses including; Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Sanaa Lathan, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Mike Epps, Lil Yachty, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, Justin Martin, Titus Makin, Michael Cooper Jr., GaTa, and newcomer Jamila C. Gray.
Starring newcomer Jamila C. Gray, ON THE COME UP is the story of Bri, a gifted 16-year-old rapper, who attempts to take the battle rap scene by storm in order to lift up her family and do right by the legacy of her father – a local hip hop legend whose career was cut short by gang violence. But when her first hit song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, she finds herself torn between the authenticity that got her this far and the false persona that the industry wants to impose upon her.
The coming-of-age film also stars Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Lil Yachty, Mike Epps, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, Justin Martin, Titus Makin, Michael Cooper Jr., GaTa, Sanaa Lathan and Cliff “Method Man” Smith.
ON THE COME UP, a State Street Pictures and Temple Hill production, is directed by Sanaa Lathan, with screenplay by Kay Oyegun. The film is produced by George Tillman Jr., Robert Teitel, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner, Angie Thomas and Timothy M. Bourne and executive produced by John Fischer.
(Photos by Jesse Grant/[Getty Images] for Paramount+ )