Brown Sugar

Synopsis: This romantic comedy centers on a romance between an A&R exec, Dre, at a hip-hop label and a magazine editor, Sidney, who have known each other since childhood.. They find themselves drifting towards being more than friends, even as Dre is engaged, and Sidney starts being wooed by a handsome basketball player.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Rick Famuyiwa
Production: Fox Searchlight
  2 wins & 18 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

#When out of nowhere

dropped this fiendish fiend #

# I want your shoes, your

jewels, man, everything #

# Now in his hands,

a knife, a gun #

# I'm thinking to myself #

# Should I fight

or should I run? #

# I see his tool, slapped him

up against the dome #

#Would you

believe this fool #

#Tried to rob me

with a comb? #

#Yo, Rick, my, my, #

# My mellow, my man #

# Get on the mic

and rock this jam #

#Well, I was on

the 41 bus #

# Reading the news #

# Here comes grandma #

#And she steps

on my shoes #

# I smile, although

I was quite disgusted #

# I said "What's

the matter, granny #

# Is your

blind ass dusted?" #

Sidney, Voice Over:

The day I saw Slick Rick,

who went

by Ricky D back then,

Dana Dane, and Doug E. Fresh

battle in the Bronx

was the day I truly

met hip-hop.

Little did I know

a year later

Ricky D would would join

the Get Fresh Crew

and record the hip-hop

classic The Show,

and of course

the b-side La Di Da Di.

Dana Dane would drop

a couple years later

with his classic


But little did I know

how much hip-hop would be

a part of my life.

Hip-hop was as young,

naive, confused,

sometimes innocent,

and sometimes

as mischievous as I was.

And as I grew up...

- Later, Dre.

- Later, Sid.

Hip-hip grew with me,

and along the way it took on

all my baggage...

my dreams.

I felt hip-hop,

and hip-hop felt me.

And I know everyone

who loves the music

feels the same way I do.

You know this little

party going on

out here is for you.

I know. I'll be out

in a minute.

I know you can't

be working.


your last day.

It's the book.

I got to turn in the pages

by the end of the week.

Dre's on the line.

You want me

to put him through?

Yeah. Put him through.

Sidney, On Phone:

What's up, baby?

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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