Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar (2002)

When did you first fall in love with hip-hop?

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Sidney is a writer who's just left her L.A. Times music review gig to edit New York hip-hop magazine XXL. Dre is an executive with a hip-hop record company based in New York. They've known each other since they met as children, when both discovered hip-hop for the first time. Now that they're back together, they should be perfect for each other, except that Dre's about to marry lawyer Reese and Sidney claims not to be interested in Dre romantically. Meanwhile, Dre is growing increasingly restless with his company's focus on profit over artistry, which leads to signing the gimmicky duo Ren and Ten while ignoring the talented Chris

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  • Sanaa Lathan

    as Sidney 'Syd' Shaw
  • Taye Diggs

    as Andre Romulus 'Dre' Ellis
  • Yasiin Bey

    as Chris 'Cav' Anton Vichon
  • Queen Latifah

    as fracine
  • Nicole Ari Parker

    as Reese Marie Wiggam Ellis
  • Boris Kodjoe

    as Kelby Dawson
  • Sterling K. Brown

    as Co-Worker
  • Wendell Pierce

    as Simon
  • Big Daddy Kane

    as Himself
  • Ahmir-Khalib Thompson

    as Himself
  • Kool G Rap

    as Himself
  • Black Thought

    as Himself
  • Doug E. Fresh

    as Himself
  • Pete Rock

    as Himself
  • Jermaine Dupri

    as Himself
  • Slick Rick

    as Himself
  • Russell Simmons

    as Himself
  • Common

    as Himself
  • Talib Kweli

    as Himself
  • Beanie Sigel

    as Himself
  • Method Man

    as Himself
Art Kalina Ivanov Production Design
Camera Enrique Chediak Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Darryle Johnson Costume Design
Sound Robert Fernandez Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Writing Rick Famuyiwa Screenplay
Directing Rick Famuyiwa Director
Production Alexa L. Fogel Casting
Editing Dirk Westervelt Editor
Writing Michael Elliot Screenplay
Writing Michael Elliot Story
Sound Gary Gegan Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Robert Hurst Original Music Composer
Sound Alan Freedman Foley Mixer
Sound Michael Hertlein ADR Editor
Directing Deirdre Horgan Script Supervisor
Camera Rick Raphael Steadicam Operator
Sound Daniel S. Irwin Dialogue Editor
Sound Greg Hedgepath Supervising Sound Editor
Camera Andrew Casey Camera Operator
Camera K.C. Bailey Still Photographer
Sound Stephanie Flack Dialogue Editor
Camera Will Arnot Camera Operator
Camera Will Arnot Steadicam Operator
Art Nora Kasarda Art Department Coordinator
Art Peter Gelfman Property Master
Sound William Sarokin Sound Mixer
Art Roberta J. Holinko Set Decoration