Raekwon To Star In "The Coalition"

Raekwon is set to star in "The Coalition,"

a movie that centers around New York's lucrative construction business and how

it is exploited by minority non-union labor.

The movie, described as a "modern day 'On

The Waterfront'," centers around one man's quest to go against a city's

largest and most dangerous coalition group, the SBM - "Survival of the

Black Man" coalition.

The story was written by Joseph Ariola, a long

time member of the Operating Engineers Union in N.Y.C.

The Coalition starts filming late June in New

York City.

Raekwon is also finished up a solo album, tentatively

titled Icewater, scheduled for release later this year.