State Property (film)

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State Property
State Property poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Abdul Malik Abbott
Produced by Damon Dash
Phyllis Cedar
Written by Abdul Malik Abbott
Ernest "Tron" Anderson
Starring Beanie Sigel
Jay-Z
Damon Dash
Memphis Bleek
Omillio Sparks
Music by Abdul Malik Abbott
Evan Eder
Gregory Darryl Smith
Cinematography David Daniel
Edited by Paul Frank
Tim French
Justine Harari
Distributed by Lions Gate Films
Release dates
  • January 18, 2002 (2002-01-18)
Running time 88 min.
Language English
Box office $2,106,838 (United States)[1]

State Property is a 2002 American crime film starring Beanie Sigel, Omillio Sparks, Memphis Bleek and Damon Dash. Rapper Jay-Z appears in a cameo role. It was produced by Roc-A-Fella Films and distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment. Abdul Malik Abbott directed the film and co-wrote its screenplay with Ernest "Tron" Anderson. The film was loosely based on Aaron Jones and the JBM in Philadelphia's drug trade from the late 1980s to early 1990s. The movie was followed by a sequel, State Property 2 which was released three years later in 2005.

Synopsis[edit]

Frustrated with being broke, Beans (Sigel) decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it. The film follows Beans and his crew, the ABM, as they take over the city, creating mayhem as their empire builds. Beans now struggles to maintain his family life while bumping heads with opposing gangsters and police. It all comes to a head when he cannot surpass the city's most notorious crew, run by Untouchable J (Jay-Z) and Dame (Dash). The moves Beans and the ABM decide to make come with severe consequences.

Cast[edit]

  • Beanie Sigel - Beans
  • Omillio Sparks - Baby Boy
  • Memphis Bleek - Blizz
  • Damon Dash - 'Boss' Dame
  • Sundy Carter - Aisha
  • Tyran "Ty-Ty" Smith - Shareef
  • Oschino - D-Nice
  • Jay-Z - Untouchable J
  • Brother Newz - P-Nut
  • Rell - Butter
  • Young Chris - Ricky
  • Young Neef - Troy
  • Amil - Boss' Assassin
  • DJ Clue - Boss Informant
  • Jacob the Jeweler - Eli
  • Casha - Heather McGee
  • Randolph Curtis Rand - Saul Weisberg
  • Nicole Madeo - Leslie Tucci
  • Leslie Pilgrim - Aja
  • Kyndra Monet - Selena
  • Pain in da Ass - Mario
  • Dee Lee - Poochie
  • Leah Leatherbury - Tonya
  • Reb - Snoop
  • Rashie Constantine - Mel
  • Stephen "X" Baker - Bruce
  • Willie Esco - Papi Wil
  • Cousin Ervan - E
  • Andrea Videla - Nina

Reception[edit]

The film gained negative reviews from critics gaining 9% from Metacritic[2]

TV Guide (Rating 2/4)- Formulaic but performed with some verve.[3] Despite this, the movie made a cult following according to Rotten Tomatoes, with a 74% audience rating, despite a 0 on the Tomatometor

Soundtrack[edit]

The State Property soundtrack was entirely performed by the State Property rap group. It was released on December 11, 2001 and peaked at 14 on Billboard 200 and 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

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