On September 17th Boston rapper/actor Slaine (of La Coka Nostra/Special Teamz fame) will see the release of the major motion picture, “The Town” marking his second movie roll. Slaine first tested out his acting skills in Ben Affleck’s directorial debut with “Gone Baby Gone” in which he played drug dealer Bubba Rogowski.
“The Town” stars Ben Affleck (who also directed), Jeremy Renner (“The Hurt Locker”), and New England’s own Slaine as Gloansy, a member of Affleck’s team.
The film follows the action of four Charlestown, Massachusetts bank robbers as they are pursued by law enforcement. Ben Affleck plays a professional thief who falls for a bank manager (Rebecca Hall) after a dangerous heist. He struggles with this newfound relationship whilst evading a tenacious FBI agent (Jon Hamm) looking to catch him and his crew before they rob another bank.
(Taken From Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Town_(2010_film))
“I obviously had a relationship with Ben from before, but I don’t think he saw a role for me originally. I read for some smaller stuff, and got called in to read for one of the bigger roles as one of the Charlestown bank robbers. I had hung in Charlestown from time to time in high school…so I did my audition with a little Townie wrinkle on it and ended up getting offered the part. This time I worked on the film for 13 weeks, so it was a much different experience. I really got to get into the role and develop an everyday relationship with the cast and crew. It was really one of the best times of my life to be honest. I can’t wait to see the movie, because I really think it is going to be dope.” – Slaine
(From Slaine’s NEHH Interview – Feb. 21st, 2010)
Also on October 26th Slaine will release his long awaited full-length album “A World With No Skies”. The 18-track album features fellow La Coka Nostra members Everlast & Ill Bill, B Real (of Cypress Hill), Vinnie Paz (of Jedi Mind Tricks), Q-Unique (of The Arsonists), Reef The Lost Cauze (out of Philly), as well as fellow New England artists Statik Selektah (of 1982), R&B singer Cyrus DeShield (“Revive You” w/ Millyz), Jaysaun (of Special Teamz), and V-Nux (of NBS).
To hold you over until then, Slaine drops his new song “The Worst”, which will not be featured on the upcoming album. The songs “I Ain’t Done” and Crillionaires” featuring Ill Bill & Q-Unique are both however on the album and can be heard along with “The Worst” on Slaine’s NEHH page.: