The comedy-drama film, which hits theaters on June 19 via Open Road Films, follows Malcolm (played by Shameik Moore), a high school student who is carefully navigating life in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Inglewood, California with aspirations to attend Harvard.
When invited to an underground party, he’s led into a gritty adventure filled with offbeat characters and bad choices that could allow him to go from being a geek to being dope to ultimately being himself.
The accompanying soundtrack features some of the titans of hip-hop’s golden era: Nas, Digable Planets, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Digital Underground, Naughty By Nature, and even Gil Scott-Herron.
The DOPE soundtrack is out on June 16, 2015. Watch Awreeoh take down social media in their brand new video for “Don’t Get Deleted,” and see the full tracklisting below.
01 Rebirth of Slick – Digable Planets
02 Can’t Bring Me Down – Awreeoh
03 The World Is Yours – Nas
04 Go Head – Awreeoh
05 Rebel Without A Pause – Public Enemy
06 Don’t Get Deleted – Awreeoh
07 Scenario – A Tribe Called Quest
08 Cocaina Shawty – Kap G
09 Poppin’ Off – Watch The Duck
10 The Humpty Dance – Digital Underground
11 New Money – Buddy
12 Hip Hop Hooray – Naughty By Nature
13 Dirty Feeling – LolaWolf
14 Home Is Where The Hatred Is – Gil Scott-Herron
15 It’s My Turn Now – Awreeoh
Also written by director Rick Famuyiwa (The Wood / Brown Sugar), DOPE stars Blake Anderson (Workaholics), A$AP Rocky, Tyga, Keith Stanfield (Selma), Casey Veggies, Vince Staples, Chanel Iman and Rick Fox (Hit the Floor).
Pharrell serves as an executive producer along with Michael Y. Chow, David Lonner, and Famuyiwa. Sean “Diddy” Combs is a co-executive producer. Watch the Red Band trailer below.