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Up in the Attic

In the early days of Hip Hop, some teenage young men in the New Jersey suburbs of New York City became very popular. There hangout was in the Attic of one of the leaders of the posse who were known as the Gods AKA the Brothers. The brothers had good looks, magnetic personalities, knowledge of self and the rebelliousness that many teenagers had. They were also well versed in the elements of hip hop. This gave them an aura which attracted many fly girls who wanted to get with them and many fly guys as well as nerds who wanted to get down with the cipher. Many bonds became stronger and many lessons were learned “Up in the Attic”.

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Up in the Attic is a coming of age story that happens to be about an African American teenager and some of the actors are also Hispanic and other ethnicities, but the overall theme is one that I believe all teenagers can relate to as it deals with the social issues of peer pressure, drug abuse, domestic abuse and teen sex.
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Copyright © 2009 Terrence Kamal Imani Oats

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Premeire - Mayles Cinemas | 2009
11 Oct | Harlem, United States

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PG 13 (United States)

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