GenreDrama Running time1h 31m Music directorQuincy Jones III
Release dateOctober 20, 1999 WriterErnest Nyle Brown, Julie Shannon (story) CastFat Joe, Mack 10, Ice Cube, MC Eiht, Big Pun Similar moviesMC Eiht appears in Thicker than Water and Menace II Society
Thicker than water shootout scene
Thicker Than Water is a 1999 film starring a host of rappers and urban entertainers such as Fat Joe, Mack 10, Ice Cube, MC Eiht, Big Pun, and others. The film contains rappers from both the East and the West Coast, as it was made after the end of the East Coast-West Coast feud.
Thicker than water hallmark channel original movie
Mack 10 as DJ Stone
Fat Joe as Lonzo Medina
Ice Cube as Fred "Slink" Stone
MC Eiht as Lil' Ant
CJ Mac as Gator
Big Pun (as Big Punisher) as Punny
K-Mack as Tyree
Tom'ya Bowden as Leyla
Kidada Jones as Brandy
Krayzie Bone as Man on Plane
Flesh-N-Bone as Man on Plane
Bad Azz as Badass
In Los Angeles, two rival gang leaders are also trying to be music producers. When DJ's (Mack 10) equipment shorts out and Lonzo (Fat Joe) is cut out of the action by a record producer, the two join forces, which also requires a tentative peace between gangs. With backing from Gator (CJ Mac), a smooth New Orleans drug king, DJ and Lonzo start drug dealing, organizing their gangs into pushers. Just as their finances are looking up, one of Gator's team pulls a double cross and two of DJ and Lonzo's gang bangers start a shooting war. Can the erstwhile music producers salvage anything of their bond or their plans?
A soundtrack containing hip hop music was released on October 5, 1999 by Priority Records. It peaked at #64 on the Billboard 200 and #8 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. It spawned a single in "Let It Reign" by Westside Connection.