Fly by Night (1993)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Buddy Film, Showbiz Drama, Urban Drama  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Struggling musicians vie for success in the hard world of the New York hip-hop scene in this gritty urban drama. Rich (Jeffrey D. Sams) is convinced he has a future as a rapper -- so much so that he leaves his wife and family to go to New York and reach for the brass ring. While scuffling for work, Rich meets another MC, I Tick (Ron Brice), whose roughneck style is a contrast to Rich's smooth delivery. The two rhymers begin working together and soon find that they may have a shot at the big time. The supporting cast includes Maura Tierney, Larry Gillard Jr., and Leo Burmester; rapper MC Lyte contributes to the soundtrack.

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backstage, dreams-of-success, emcee [music], hip-hop-music, music-scene, musician, struggle