Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Noonie G Story DVD

Common has teamed with directorial team Coodie and Chike to narrate their first motion picture on former Gangster Disciple Harold "Noonie" Ward.

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.

Ward gave up the gangster life and deleved into productive, legitimate businesses throughout Chicago. Noonie’s inspirational story is the Spring 2005 cover story for F.E.D.S. Magazine.

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
Genre: Documentary


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