CB4 (1993)

cb4By Scott Goldfine

Chris Rock of “Saturday Night Live” fame sends up the rap music industry in this comedy. Struggling to find their niche, Rock and his two homeboys pose as ex-cons and hit the big time as gangsta rappers CB4 (Cell Block 4).

It’s extremely fertile ground for satire, with targets such as Hammer, Public Enemy and especially NWA successfully lampooned. But the film only connects half the time. Also stars Chris Elliott and Phil Hartman. Rated R.

GRADE: C+

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