Watts, California emcee and DXnext alum Glasses Malone has announced that he will be producing a film, The Division. Signed to Cash Money and Hoo-Bangin' Records, Malone hails from two labels experienced in film-making, and will release in conjunction with Cash Money's film company. While his formal debut, The Beach Cruiser awaits a release date, The Division's production will begin next week month in Los Angeles.
The film will be directed by Max Albert, based on story written by Malone (Charles Penniman) and Malcolm M. Mays. The film's premise deals with tension between street leaders and police officials.
According to a press release, "In the film, L.A.P.D. Narcotics Detective Richard Lasaro tracks the elaborate business dealings orchestrated by rapper, and drug kingpin, Glasses Malone. Under the command of an unforgiving Police Captain, with the fire power of a highly trained, but jaded S.W.A.T. team, Lasaro proceeds to organize the assaulting arrest of Malone, in the interest of finally shutting down Blu Divisionʼs illicit operations that are centered in south central Los Angelesʼ Watts district. Deeply rooted professional, and personal moral conflicts ensue for Detective Lasaro, as he is eventually faced point blank with the truth about Blu Divisionʼs overwhelming influence and control in south central Los Angeles."
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