Sticky Fingaz Keeps Busy


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

Miramax Pictures.

Sticky Fingaz has

no problems about combining his rap persona with his front-of-camera


He says: “Rappers

have always been actors because, if they’re 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.”

“Rapping and

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.”