Whiteboyz

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Whiteboyz
Directed by Marc Levin
Starring Danny Hoch
Dash Mihok
Mark_Webber_(actor)
Piper Perabo
Music by Joe Lisanti
Ted Lowe
Cinematography Mark Benjamin
Edited by Emir Lewis
Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures
20th Century Fox
Release date
  • September 10, 1999 (1999-09-10)
Country United States
Language English

Whiteboyz (sometimes styled Whiteboys) is a 1999 American comedy film. The independent, limited release was written by Danny Hoch, Garth Belcon, Henri M. Kessler, Richard Stratton, and Marc Levin, and directed by Levin.[1] The film opened to 37 theatres on the week of September 11, 1999.

Plot[edit]

The plot centers upon the coming of age and misadventures of three white youths from the small town of Holyoke, Iowa who, having been seduced by the fast money and easy women of the gangsta rap lifestyle, yearn to be African American.[2] The trio of would-be hoodlums ventures to Cabrini–Green housing project in Chicago, Illinois, where they have crossovers with gangstas and the police in the climactic finale, the irrepressible leader of the white hoodlums is beaten up and they went back to Iowa and decided to stay there.[3]

Reception[edit]

Despite having only a gross box office of $22,451 during its entire theatrical run, the film has broadcast many times on cable networks such as VH1, MTV2, HBO, and the Fuse Network.[4]

Soundtrack[edit]

Whiteboys
Whiteboys OST.jpg
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released July 20, 1999
Recorded 1998-1999
Genre Hip hop
Label TVT
Producer DJ Hurricane, Canibus, Infinite Arkatechz, Daz Dillinger, DJ Paul, Juicy J, Mr. Lee, DJ E-Z Rock, Trick Daddy, Bucktown USA, Irv Gotti, 12 Gauge, Whoridas, Wildliffe Society, Freaky D, Mike Chav
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[5]

Whiteboys is the soundtrack to the 1999 film, Whiteboyz, also spelled as Whiteboys. It was released on July 20, 1999 through TVT Records and consisted entirely of hip hop. The soundtrack peaked at 145 on the Billboard 200 and 50 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and spawned one charting single "Come Get It", which made it to 73 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Who Is a Thug"- 4:30 (Big Punisher and 6430)
  2. "Come Get It"- 4:24 (DJ Hurricane, Lord Have Mercy, Rah Digga and Rampage)
  3. "Hell Ya"- 4:31 (Tray Deee, Daz Dillinger and Kurupt)
  4. "White Boyz"- 4:15 (Snoop Dogg and T-Bo)
  5. "Respect Power"- 3:37 (Raekwon)
  6. "Watch Who U Beef Wit"- 4:24 (Canibus)
  7. "Paper Chasers"- 4:40 (Tommy Finger)
  8. "Don't Come My Way"- 4:50 (Slick Rick, Common and Renee Neufville)
  9. "Wanna Be's"- 4:49 (Three 6 Mafia)
  10. "Perfect Murda"- 4:31 (Do or Die)
  11. "Real Hustlers"- 5:12 (Gotta Boyz)
  12. "Get Rowdy"- 4:43 (Whoridas)
  13. "For the Thugs"- 4:12 (Trick Daddy)
  14. "Intrigued"- 4:33 (Cocoa Brovaz and Buckshot)
  15. "I Can Relate"- 3:59 (Black Child)
  16. "What's Up Jack"- 4:21 (Wildlife Society)
  17. "Pimps VIP"- 2:59 (12 Gauge)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jennings, La Vinia Delois (2009). At home and abroad: historicizing twentieth-century whiteness in literature. University of Tennessee Press, ISBN 9781572336568
  2. ^ Rabin, Nathan (April 2001). Totally '90s! A look back at the decade. p. 68 ff. Spin
  3. ^ Johnson, E. Patrick (2003). Appropriating Blackness: performance and the politics of authenticity. Duke University Press, ISBN 9780822331919
  4. ^ Gates, Anita (October 6, 1999). Rapping in the Heartland, Eager to Shed His Skin. The New York Times
  5. ^ "Whiteboys - Original Soundtrack - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 

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