Houston, Texas rap star Devin the Dude and Jacksonville, Florida, comedian Lil Duval will play the lead characters in a new film titled Hillbilly Highway.
The movie, which is being produced by Eddie Griffin, is currently wrapping up filming inAtlanta, according to director, Damon “Coke” Daniels.
Hillbilly Highway follows the antics of two marijuana-loving brothers, Earl and Ray Ray.
The pair embark on a journey in search of a mythical highway in Kentucky, which they believe leads to “marijuana nirvana.”
On their quest, they end up in the middle of a feud between the “Gatfields” and “McCroys,” based off the legendary feud between real-life families, the Hatfield and the McCoys.
When they defend “Paw Gatsfield’s” only daughter, the pair are granted entrance into the Gatsfield’s mountain stronghold.
When Paw discovers that Earl and Ray Ray plan to run away with his valuable “crop,” a horde of hillbillies chase the pair out of Kentucky.
"Hillbilly Highway is really going to take people by surprise,” Eddie Griffin promised. "We have a fantastic team and working with Damon "Coke" Daniels has been a great experience. I can’t wait for the camera to stop rolling so I can see the finished product."
Hillbilly Highway will also feature appearances by Tiny Lister. Jr, Erik Estrada, Gary Owen, Tommy Ford, Keith David and others.
“I’m building an urban comedy brand similar to what Tyler Perry did, but much more raw and edgy,” said Damon “Coke” Daniels, who created, wrote and directed Hillbilly Highway.
Mark your calendars. Pastor Troy will be the next guest on Channel Live, XXL’s weekly real-time interview series on Ustream.
Going down next Wednesday, July 28 at 4 p.m. EST, the show will be Broadcast in real-time on both our Ustream page and on XXLMag.com. As always, during the Q&A, artists will be accepting questions from viewers. Fans can also hit @XXLStaff on Twitter with all of their inquiries for Troy.
The ATLien will be following Tony Yayo, who visited the XXL offices on Wednesday. During the hour long convo, the G-Unit member spoke on touring in Brazil, his thoughts on Rick Ross and Game, why Nicki Minaj and Keisha Cole aren’t G-Unit affiliates, his relationship with 50 Cent, what he’s been working on recently and much more. [Watch Here]
Be sure to tune in to Pastor Troy’s episode of Channel Live next Wednesday
It seems like Rick Ross’s song “B.M.F.” has long legs, as the song is making headlines across the net once again.
Black Mafia Family (B.M.F.) founder Big Meech’s mother recently touched upon the issue during an interview on Atlanta’s V103 radio station with the Frank and Wanda Morning Show.
During the interview, Ms. Lucille Flenory spoke about her son and his legacy as a one of the lead members of criminal enterprise called B.M.F.
Meech ran the enterprise with his brother Terry “Southwest T” Flenory.
Their mother spoke about how the family is coping with her two sons being incarcerated and how Big Meech felt about the song B.M.F.
“I had no problem with the song. I understand that this is an artist doing his thing. You know what I’m saying?,” Ms. Flenory stated. “So I had no problem with the song. I felt this was a way of acknowledging Meech and keeping his name out there. Not making him one of the forgotten souls.”
According to Ms. Flenory, Big Meech also loves the song.
“One of our friends in the ATL played the song for Meech over the phone and he listened to the song and he really loved it,” Ms. Flenory continued. “He appreciated the song. He said the guys in prison were ranting and raving about the song.”
Federal prosecutors found Big Meech, born Demetrius Flenory and his brother guilty of running a massive, multistate cocaine ring, which distributed thousands of kilos each month.
Meech is a brilliant man and he had a great business sense,” Ms. Lucille Flenory said. “I feel like I did what the Bible said and I raised my kids in church and I gave my kids the best life that I could give them.
“Meech is family oriented. He loves his family out here (ATL), that he made and he loves his blood family.” She added, “I have a lot of respect for my son because he has great character, he’s a man of integrity and he is very loyal.”
Young Jeezy recently made a song called the “Real B.M.F.” in which Big Meech is quoted over the phone calling out imitators and others trying to impersonate the B.M.F. legacy and its credibility in the streets.
The government claims the brothers entered into the drug game as teenagers inDetroit and grew BMF into a national drug ring, which smuggled cocaine in from Mexico in jets and luxury vehicles outfitted with secret compartments.