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Playing a character named Papa Tilson, Mos will participate in the real story of a migration from the Mississippi fields in the segregated south to the ghettos of Chicago during the gangster-ridden 1930s. The plot finds Otis Tilson, a drag queen, struggling to keep his family together as they rip through a harsh world of pimping, prostitution, alcoholism and racial degradation. Popular actor Anthony Anderson is also attached to the project as a cast member.
It's worth noting that the story's original author Iceberg Slim is a favorite of Jay-Z and many other hip-hop acts such as Slim Thug. Hov long ago adopted the author's name as one of his many early monikers. Slim was a reformed pimp that turned into a popular pulp writer of urban fiction.