New DVD Movie Explores Hip-Hop Industry Ups and Downs; Features Trick Daddy and Ja Rule

The reality of those involved in the hip-hop industry take center stage in a new DVD movie featuring Miami rhymesayer Trick Daddy, The Wire’s Wood Harris rapper Ja Rule.The film, titled Just Another Day, centers around two artists who work to achieve fame as well as maintain their status in the rap scene. Harris plays A-Maze, a legendary rapper who feels his place at the top slipping.Fellow Wire actor Jamie Hector portrays Young Eastie, a rapper willing to do almost anything to make his make his dream of getting his first record deal a reality. Eastie’s quest for stardom results in first-hand experience in dealing with the ups and downs of the hip-hop industry while harboring hopes of securing a deal through his hero, A-Maze. In an effort to keep his dominance of the industry, A-Maze is willing to use anyone to stay on top – even Young Eastie.In addition to Trick Daddy and Ja Rule, Just Another Day includes appearances from Lil Scrappy and Petey Pablo. The 95-minute feature, helmed by Academy Award™ nominated director Peter Spirer, marks a reunion for Harris and Hector, who starred in The Wire during the show’s critically-acclaimed run on HBO. Harris is best known for his role as drug kingpin Avon Barksdale in the first three seasons of the TV drama as well as its fifth and final season. Hector is noted for playing Marlo Stanfield, the leader of a rival gang that challenged Barksdale’s dominance.Special features on the Just Another Day DVD include deleted scenes, the film’s trailer and a bonus feature titled A Hip Hop Hustle: The Making of Just Another Day. The arrival of Just Another Day comes as Ja Rule gears up for the release his forthcoming album Venni Vetti Vecci 2010, which is scheduled to land in stores this summer. Pablo is reportedly in the studio working on his upcoming opus, A&R: Anticipated Recordings, while Lil Scrappy continues work on his third studio album, The Grustle.The Just Another Day DVD and Blu-ray are slated to hit stores on July 20. A digital download of the film will also be available the same day. Prices are $27.98 for the DVD and $29.98 for the Blu-ray. Pre-orders for the video begin on June 22.