A Memphis pimp and drug pusher (Terence Howard) facing a mid-life crisis tries to fulfill his dream of rap stardom in this gritty musical/drama. Aided by a sound engineer (Anthony Anderson), a local musician (D.J. Qualls), and one of his own working girls (Taraji P. Henson), Howard plans to cut a homemade demo to give to a childhood friend (Ludacris) who's become a hip-hop success. Taryn Manning, Paula Jai Parker, Isaac Hayes co-star. 115 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo Surround; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; featurettes; TV spots.