Fingaz, who will release
his debut solo album, Black Trash: The Autobiography of
Kirk Jones on February 27, 2001 on Universal Records,
has a parallel career as an actor and has, in fact, been acting
almost as long as he has been rapping.
At the Sundance
Festival, he will be a featured performer in Lift
(as a member of a shoplifting ring) and in MacArthur Park
(kind of a pimp role in crackhead society, he says).
Sticky the Actor
was previously lead voice in the platinum-plus group, Onyx,
before branching out on his own, and began getting small movie
parts, mainly in action films, such as Ride and
the soon to be released Lockdown. His other credits
include In Too Deep, Clockers, and Dead
Presidents and, joining his Sundance movies, Sticky Fingaz
had major roles in True Vinyl, The Price of
Air and in fellow rapper-actor Ice Cube’s Next Friday.
As an actor, Sticky
Fingaz has had parts in a number of TV series, including NY
Undercover, "413 Hope Street, and Good
News. He remains active in this area too with upcoming
roles in G vs. E., The Parkers and Nash
Ever the businessman,
Sticky has negotiated a three-picture deal with the independent
Sticky Fingaz has
no problems about combining his rap persona with his front-of-camera
He says: Rappers
have always been actors because, if theyre good, they
work with words and scenarios, act out stories for the ear and
for the mind. When I started going to a lot of open audition
calls, it just seemed natural to me.
acting are part of the same thing.
In fact, Sticky
Fingaz designed his latest recording, Black Trash
to unveil much as a movie does. There is a Black Trash
animated movie in the works that will star, of course, Sticky
Fingers, rapper and actor.
I call it
an audio movie, he says. I want to erase that line
between music and the movies. I want to go deeper and use both
rap and the visual image to reinforce each other. The album
is like one big movie — I play the part of Kirk Jones who is
not my alter ego but just a character in the story — and I
intend the video to be like one big album.