Azealia Banks has been cast as the lead character in Coco, an upcoming film directed by Renaissance man and Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA.
The film is the story of a female rapper who signs up for a poetry course in college and becomes interested in slam poetry. The Brooklyn-set film – which co-stars Common, Jill Scott and Lorraine Toussaint – has already begun shooting in New York.
“I’m extremely excited and vigorously inspired to be working with Azealia Banks in my new directorial installment,” RZA said in a statement. “Producer Paul Hall and I have assembled a cool and eclectic cast to surround Azealia. Our story, which is set in today’s contemporary youth culture, will bring a new voice to cinema that needs to be heard.”
Check out Azealia Banks new video – Ice Princess below: