Snoop Dogg, BLE and Paramount+ hosted a special advance screening on Tuesday night celebrating Sanaa Lathan’s directorial debut film, ON THE COME UP, on Snoop Dogg’s compound in Inglewood, CA. Guests celebrated with a fun-filled night of food trucks, concessions, a bar, DJ, and Snoop’s vintage cars where guests got to sit and watch the movie “drive-in” style.
Jam-packed with Hollywood’s most elite entertainers, filmmakers, directors and executive producers, the event featured several A-list attendees including; Sanaa Lathan, Snoop Dog, Mike Epps, Warren G (Rapper), Lady London, Jonica Booth (HBO’s Rap Sh!t) Brandee Evans (Starz P-Valley), Page Kennedy (Netflix’s Upshaws), Laron Hines (Are You Smart? Influencer) and more.
Based on the New York Times #1 best-selling novel by Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give), ON THE COME UP is the feature directorial debut of Emmy-nominated actress Sanaa Lathan (daughter of director, Stan Lathan) and is premiering on Paramount+ on September 23rd.
The original film, masterfully tells the story of Bri, a gifted 16-year-old rapper, who attempts to take the battle rap scene by storm in order to lift up her family and do right by the legacy of her father – a local hip hop legend whose career was cut short by gang violence.
On its way to snagging an Emmy nomination, the film stars an incredible array of powerhouses including; Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Sanaa Lathan, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Mike Epps, Lil Yachty, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, Justin Martin, Titus Makin, Michael Cooper Jr., GaTa, and newcomer Jamila C. Gray.