Jay-Z Inspired Hip-Hop Musical ‘Confessions of a Thug’ Makes Highly-Anticipated Debut at Renowned Urbanworld Vibe Film Festival

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“Confessions of a Thug,” a groundbreaking, hip-hop musical chronicling the life of a college-educated street hustler, is set to premiere in New York on Friday, June 23rd at the renowned Urbanworld Vibe Film Festival being held June 21-25 in New York City.

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“Confessions of a Thug,” a groundbreaking, hip-hop musical chronicling the life of a college-educated street hustler, is set to premiere in New York on Friday, June 23rd at the renowned Urbanworld Vibe Film Festival being held June 21-25 in New York City.

“I was inspired by Jay-Z to make this film,” says Daron Fordham, writer and director of “Confessions of a Thug.”

A finalist in the juried film festival, "Confessions of a Thug" " has already created quite a buzz in the underground film circuit. Fordham, who is no stranger to the industry, is ready to give the urban market something new. "We wanted to portray the urban experience in a non-traditional way and raise the bar artistically on what an urban film can be and look like," says Fordham, who wrote, directed, and stars in the film.

Having experienced tremendous success with his underground comedies, Black Spring Break I and II, and critically-acclaimed documentary, Shake Dance, Fordham is looking forward to the world premiere of his first feature film. "We've created a whole new genre," says Fordham, who was inspired by the life and business savvy of hip-hop heavyweight, Jay-Z, who’s sold over 10 million records and is currently the President Of Def Jam Records.

"It's fantastic that a festival like Urbanworld Vibe has acknowledged the film and has included it in their line-up," adds Fordham.

Produced by Raymond Forchion, “Confessions of a Thug” also stars platinum-selling rap artists J.T. Money and The Lady Of Rage.

"Confessions of a Thug", which also stars John Martino ("The Godfather"), will premiere Friday, June 23rd and the final screening is slated for Saturday, June 24th. In addition to "Confessions of a Thug", the 2006 Urbanworld Vibe Film Festival will screen over 60 new features, documentaries, shorts, and music videos.

For more information about the film, visit http://www.confessionsofathug.com or visit the film festival's website, http://www.urbanworld.com for ticket information.

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