Hype Williams Says Jay-Z Was Next Up For "Belly" Lead Role

Hype Williams revealed some attention-grabbing particulars about his beloved movie Belly throughout a panel at ComplexCon on Sunday, November four. The director celebrated the 1998 launch's 20th anniversary with a number of the manufacturing's forged members, reminiscing with T-Boz, and Nas. As the dialogue trailed down reminiscences that had but to be shared with the general public, the famed filmmaker revealed how Jay-Z was thought-about for a job within the traditional film.

Hov may have performed Tommy "Buns" Bundy as Nas' co-star. DMX in the end claimed the half. Had he not been capable of work on the movie, Jay would have been tagged to fill in. Williams defined how their present working relationship was a think about his consideration.

"Back in time bear in mind Hov didn’t pop but. He wasn’t JAY Z, he was Jay Z, and if you already know him, Hov is an actual hustler. He comes from an actual place. We have been working with Def Jam and it was logical for it to be him."

Jay-z was nonetheless a part of the venture in one other manner by showing on two songs that made the lower on Belly's soundtrack. His options may be heard on Sauce Money's "Pre-Game" and  Beanie Sigel and Memphis Bleek's "Crew Love."