There have been more than a few rappers that have made their way into the film world. Just off the top of my head I can think of Ice Cube, Ludicris, Eminem, LL Cool J, 50 Cent, Method Man, Heavy D, Mos Def, Will Smith, Mark Wahlberg, Ice T, Snoop Dogg... honestly this list could go on for a long time. One of the more recent entries in this field is Ne-Yo, who made his feature film debut with the straight-to-DVD Save the Last Dance 2 in 2006, but has since been in movies like Stomp The Yard and Battle Los Angeles. He actually has two films coming out this year, and while Tyler Perry's Good Deeds won't arrive until next month, this week sees the release of Anthony Hemingway's Red Tails and today we have a featurette for you that goes behind the scenes of the World War II drama and takes a closer look at Ne-Yo's character, Andrew 'Smoky' Salem.



Produced by George Lucas, Red Tails tells the story of a few African-American pilots in the Tuskegee training program who are called into active duty. The film has an all-star cast that includes Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, David Oyelowo, Kevin Phillips, Nate Parker, Daniela Ruah, Michael B. Jordan, Tristan Wilds, Cliff Smith, Rick Otto, Elijah Kelly and Bryan Cranston. You can expect our review of the movie later this week and in the meantime you can read more about Red Tails in our Blend Film Database.

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