After several successful turns behind the mic and in front of the camera as both a rapper and an actor, Onyx‘s Kirk “Sticky Fingaz” Jones [click to read] announced a partnership with Lion’s Gates Films to introduce his film A Day In The Life. Sticky wrote, produced and directed the work, which he describes as “Godfather meets Romeo & Juliet.” The film will be released some time in 2009 through Jones‘ Major Independents imprint. This apparent drama will consist of only rapped verses as opposed to spoken dialogue.
“I’m an artist and I create music and at the same time,” Sticky Fingaz added, while describing the movie via press release. “I’m an actor so it made sense to try something innovative and merge the two together. We’ll be doing the same with Onyx‘s Black Rock album, merging Hip Hop and rock. It’s a way of tapping into both sides of myself.”
A Day In The Life will also feature a cast well-schooled in both Hip-Hop and mainstream cinema. Mekhi Phifer, Omar Epps, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Rapaport, Faizon Love, Malinda Williams, Anthony “Treach” Criss and other notable thespians are all set to appear.
In the meantime Onyx [click to read] is promoting Cold Case Files, an album comprised of previously unreleased material. Sticky Fingaz is also prepping a solo project entitled Stickfingaz.com for a late fall release. 2009 will see the group return with Black Rock, an album of new material, with A Day In The Life to follow some time thereafter.