After starring in several movies and landing his own television series, Blade: the Series, Onyx rapper-turned-actor and now director, Kirk “Sticky Fingaz” Jones has made his first big picture foray as a director of the hottest hip-hop action drama to hit theaters, A Day In The Life. The Onyx MC has written, produced, and directed the movie which consists entirely of rap dialogue.
Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr will play major roles in the film which also casts a who’s who of Hollywood including: Mekhi Pfifer, Omar Epps, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Rapaport, Faizon Love, Malinda Williams, Treach, Tyrin Turner, Drena De Niro (Robert De Niro’s daughter), Clarence Williams III, Ray J, Sticky Fingaz, Fredro Starr and more.
While it might be considered a “movie musical or a hip-hop opera,” Sticky Fingaz describes it as “Godfather Meets Romeo & Juliet.” When asked why he decided against straight dialogue, he explains, “I’m an artist and I create music and at the same time, 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 A Life will be released through Sticky’s production company, Major Independents in association with Lion Gates Films and coming to a big screen near you in early ’09.
View the trailer for A Day In The Life at Sticky Fingaz Website
So what’s next with Onyx as told by Fredo Starr
“We just released this Onyx documentary. It’s called 15 years of Videos, History, and Violence. It came out last month. The easiest way to get it is go to onyxdomain.com. The second album that’s out right now is called The Cold Case Files basically, it’s a collaboration of a lot of unreleased material that we just gathered up through the years.
On this first volume, we’re just going to put sixteen songs and the next thing that’s coming is the Sticky Fingaz solo album which is called Stickyfingaz.com. That will be out in a month. We already shot the video for the single called “Debo the Game” and then we’re turning Hollywood into Hollyhood with Sticky Fingaz’ directorial debut, A Day In A Life, which is coming to theaters near you through Major Independents/Lion Gate Films. Then in January, we’re dropping the Black Rock album which is basically a hybrid album. Not to mention we got the hottest logo out there – The Mad Face – so there’s be Onyx merchandise coming soon to promote our 100 Mad Movement! So even though Onyx hadn’t released an album, we’ve busy in the background and about to make some major moves.”