Azealia Banks is set to play the tile character in the RZA directed film, “Coco”. Banks’ character is described as “an aspiring twenty-something rapper who wants a career in hip hop, but is torn by her parents’ dreams that she finish college. She gives in. While in the classroom, she experiences the true calling of the power of the spoken word, which helps her goals as a hip hop artist.”

Jill Scott, Common, Hana Mae Lee, Lucien Laviscount, and Lorraine Toussaint round out the cast.

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