Release dateMay 7, 2003
April 29, 2005 (limited release)
Death of a dynasty
Death of a Dynasty is a comedy film first screened in 2003. It is a satire of the hip hop music industry centered on Roc-A-Fella Records, and stars Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Capone and Damon Dash. It also features cameo appearances by musicians, actors and celebrities such as Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Chloë Sevigny, Carson Daly, and Aaliyah.
It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2003 and was also shown at the Cannes Film Festival. The film was not released to theaters in the United States until 2005. It was co-produced by Roc-A-Fella Films and distributed by TLA Releasing.
Damon Dash directed the film and Adam Moreno wrote its screenplay. The film also made a dedication to singer Aaliyah who was engaged to Damon Dash before she passed on August 25, 2001.
Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Dave Katz
Kevin Hart as P-Diddy / Cop 1 / Dance Coach / Hyper Rapper / H. Lector
Capone Lee as Damon Dash
Rob Stapleton as Jay-Z / Bootlegger 1 / Hot Boy 1 / Dre / A1 / Gay Guy
Rashida Jones as Layna Hudson
Devon Aoki as Picasso
Charlie Murphy as Dick James / Dukey Man / Sock Head
Damon Dash as Harlem
Tony T. Roberts as Town Car Driver/Host
Loon as Turk
Stephanie Raye as Monica
Beanie Sigel as Charles 'Sandman' Patterson/Himself
Gerald Kelly as Funkmaster Flex /Biggs/ Angry Blackman