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Death of a Dynasty (2003)

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Hip-hop mogul Damon Dash (Paper Soldiers) directs this semi-autobiographical film based on his life as the proprietor of Roc-a-Fella Records. Ebon Moss-Bachrach stars as David Katz, a reporter who, upon interviewing rap producer Damon (Capone), finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into the high-class world of hip-hop. Before he knows it, Katz ignites a war within the label that could bring down the operation for good. A bevy of celebrities from all walks of life make appearances, including Riddick Bowe, Lorraine Bracco, Mariah Carey, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Carson Daly, Jay-Z, Chloe Sevigny, James Toback, and countless others.
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R (for pervasive language, some drug and sexual content.)
Genre:
Comedy
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Cast

Capone
as Damon Dash
Loon
as Turk
Robert Stapleton
as Jay-Z/Bootlegger 1/Hot Boy 1/Dre/A1/Gay Guy
Rashida Jones
as Layna Hudson
Stephanie Ray
as Monica
Damon Dash
as Harlem
Charlene
as Miss Jones
Chloë Sevigny
as Sexy Woman No.1
Kari Wuhrer
as Sexy Woman No. 2
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
as Sexy Woman No. 3
Lorraine Bracco
as Enchante R&B Singer No. 2
Duncan Sheik
as Well-Dressed Man
James Toback
as Lyor Cohen
Sale Johnson
as Enchante R&B Singer No. 1
Joel Garland
as Bouncer No. 1
Devon Aoki
as Picasso
Gerald Kelly
as Funkmaster Flex/Biggs/Angry Blackman
note
as Bouncer at Lotus
Kevin Hart
as P-Diddy/Cop 1/Dance Coach/Hyper Rapper/H. Lector
Charlie Murphy
as Dick James/Dukey Man/Sock Head
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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8)

Half home movie, half product placement, and almost completely worthless.

April 29, 2005
Newark Star-Ledger
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This narcissistic mockumentary is less a film than a full-length promotional video for Roc-a-Fella Records mogul/director Damon Dash.

Full Review… | April 29, 2005
New York Daily News
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A mockumentary that veers unsteadily between satire and an infomercial for Dash's Roc-A-Fella records.

April 29, 2005
New York Post
Top Critic

Watching Damon Dash's playful movie is like entering a room where a large, too noisy party is going on and never fully adjusting to the dark or the din.

Full Review… | April 28, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Death of a Dynasty is, like the music it parodies: aggressive, over-the-top, louder than life and in your face.

Full Review… | April 28, 2005
Washington Post
Top Critic

There is a funny movie to be made from the outrageous egos and excesses of rap music. Death of a Dynasty is not that movie.

April 28, 2005
Philadelphia Inquirer
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