According to Flip Dogg, he's the "phattest," hip-hop, drug-dealing brother in town. But in reality he's a farm-bred white boy from Iowa who lives with his parents, deals baking soda in the men's room of the local nightspot and raps, rather poorly, alone in his bedroom. His two friends, James and Trevor, have also convinced themselves that they are the urban rappers they see on MTV. Their collective dream is to live in Cabrini Green, a notoriously dangerous Chicago housing project, where they would like to finance themselves by dealing drugs. However, when the trio finally make it there, reality comes crashing in and teaches them some painful life lessons.


Marc Levin