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Mos Def making documentary about early punk band

Film will feature the near unknown band Death

Rapper Mos Def is to play the role of Chuck Berry in 'Cadillac Records', a film chronicling the rise of legendary '50s and '60s blues label Chess Records. The film, which also stars Beyonce as R'n'B legend Etta James, will see Adrien Brody take the lead role of Chess co-founder Leonard Chess. Pic: PA Photos
Mos Def is making a documentary about the relatively unknown punk band Death.

The Brooklyn rapper-turned-actor is collaborating with Roc-A-Fella Records founder Damon Dash on the film project about the Detroit punk band, whose members were all black and who formed in 1971.

"It's going to be great," Mos Def said about the documentary, in an interview with Filter Magazine. "These dudes were pre-Sex Pistols, pre-Bad Brains, pre-all that shit, and nobody knows them. I don't understand how the whole world could forget them."

Filming has already started, and is being directed by Coodie and Chike, who are known for working on the music videos 'Through The Wire' for Kanye West and 'Ghetto Rock' for Mos Def.

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