Gangster With A Heart Of Gold: The Noonie G Story is narrated by multiple Grammy award winning Kanye West and hip-hop artist Common, and captures Chicago's Harold 'Noonie' Ward`s dicey gangster past and fascinating ascendance into Chicago entertainment, business and politics. Noonie is a former high-ranking member of the Gangster Disciples, reported to be the largest criminal organization in the United States and affiliated with well known gangster Larry Hoover. Today Noonie is now one of Chicago's entrepreneurial and philanthropic elite.
The film, produced by Brandon Himmel for Bock 8 Productions, captures the essence of gang life in Chicago and shows the danger and sensationalism involved with it.
Award-winning journalist Adam Matthews helped shape the film's narrative and wrote Common's script.
Coodie and Chike are best known for their work directing music videos. They were the men behind the lens for Kanye West's "Through the Wire," "Jesus Walks" and "Two Words."
They have also done videos for Pitbull and Lil' Jon and Mos Def'.
Running Time: 70 minutes
Produced: Block 8 Productions
DVD Release: 2006
Director: Coodie & Chike