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Dame Dash to begin ‘Paid in Full 2’ production

“It’s going to be off the hook,” Dash said. 

  /  01.22.2022

Hip hop mogul Dame Dash is ready to begin production on the sequel to his cult classic Paid in Full.

In a recent interview with AllHipHop, Dash discussed Paid in Full part two’s plot, and more.

“I’m about to shoot Paid in Full in Newark,” Dash told AllHipHop‘s Chuck Creekmur. “It’s what happens after he put all that work on the street, and somebody had to get that money back. And I actually was one of the only d******* that lost money. Well, not d*******, but I lost money in that one. Everyone else caught bricks, I lost 10 racks, I’m 16.”

While the original film, which was directed by Charles Stone III, follows the story of Harlem drug dealers Rico (Cam’ron), Ace (Wood Harris), and Mitch (Mekhi Phifer), Dash said his sequel will delve into the lives of more characters. 

“There’s a lot of perspectives that people don’t know. We chose three, really one. Now I’m showing all perspectives,” Dash told AllHipHop.

“You’ll see a perspective from the stickup kids at the time, see a perspective of the younger dudes, I was a younger dude, the 16-year-olds. You’ll see perspectives from Kevin Childs, Jay Black, everybody, Lou Simms.”

“It’s going to be off the hook,” he added. “Trust me. A lot of other little stories will be told.”

In November, REVOLT previously reported that the Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder was inspired to begin writing the new story after the death of Harlem drug kingpin Alpo Martinez. The character Rico, portrayed by Cam’ron, is loosely based on Martinez. 

Paid in Full is a reflection of everything I’ve learned, and I am really going to see it through now that there’s an ending,” Dash told PageSix at the time. “So this is going to dramatically change based on what happened Sunday (Oct. 31). “I was stuck on how to really approach it, and this is actually giving me more clarity.”

Paid in Full was released on October 25, 2002. It generated $3,116,526 at the global box office, according to IMDB.

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