Lance "Un" Rivera Directs New Latifah Flick

Lance "Un"

Rivera has switched hats, from record label CEO to movie director, jumping behind

the lens for the Queen Latifah penned "The Cookout."

Rivera, who used

to hustle on the streets of New York with rapper Notorious B.I.G., headed up

the Undeas, which he founded with Biggie and Untertainment, which at one point

had Cam'ron, Lil Kim & Junior Mafia and Charli Baltimore.

Shooting in New

Jersey, Rivera is directing "The Cookout" for Lions Gate Films. The

movie includes an all-star cast of rappers including Latifah, Ja-Rule and Eve.

The movie focuses

on a local basketball star who becomes the N.B.A.'s number 1 draft pick and

to celebrate, holds a cookout at his new mansion.

Rivera, who made

headlines when he was stabbed by Jay-Z for allegedly bootlegging the rapper's

music, has directed a number of music videos, including Biggie's "Juicy,"

Cam and Mase's "Horse and Carriage" Junior Mafia's "Get Money"

and "Players Anthem."