Today In Hip-Hop: ‘Belly’ Was Released 15 Years Ago Today

On this day, November 4, in hip-hop history... 1998: After becoming the go-to music video director for hip-hop stars in the 1990s, Hype Williams' Belly was released on November 4, 1998. Filmed in and around New York City, Belly was a gritty, hip-hop epic starring rappers DMX and Nas, alongside Taral Hicks, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, dancehall artist Louie Rankin and Wu-Tang star Method Man. The film follows two career criminals Tommy (DMX) and Sincere (Nas) as they navigate the New York underworld as they try to make more of their lives. While the film was critically panned at the time and earned a mere ...

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