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Entrepreneur/Actor Lucky Johnson Gives Insight About His Leading Roles In The Film Industry

Lucky Johnson had a great year within his filming career. Being featured in three big screen movies this year, he continues to break barriers in the film industry and the city of New Orleans. Now you can currently see him in theaters in “Queen and Slim” “Semper Fi” and “Black and Blue”. Lucky learned the fundamentals of acting at the age of eleven. Wearing several hats as a director and an actor, he began with his first movie “Block Party” to his first breakthrough movie “Contraband”. Lucky shares how the growth from his beginnings until now becomes a blessing.

Lucky Johnson has been in several movies such as:

  • Queen and Slim
  • Black and Blue
  • Semper Fi
  • Treme
  • Queen Sugar
  • 2 Guns
  • Contraband
  • Kidnap
  • Wards
  • Carter & June
  • Preacher, and many more

He ventured into his own business, The Lucky Johnson Production and Studio. It provides acting classes, theatre, community center, several activities for the youth and homeless. Lucky also also individuals to volunteer at his studio in exchange of acting classes. This drives the youth and people inspired, to work with him even more. Being an entertainer most of his life gave him the idea to share with others who want to work in film. There is opportunity and motivation shared throughout his city with the work he commits to.

As an entrepreneur, Lucky Johnson inspires others to keep consistent and stay positive throughout their journey and success in film:

“Stay true to yourself, go to acting class, be authentic, and work in your purpose.”


Fifteen Years Ago Today, One of Hip-Hop’s Classics was Released : “Paid In Full”

Today, October 25, Charles Stone III gave us an unforgettable movie “Paid In Full”. This movie was based on a true story in the 1980s in Harlem. “Paid In Full” title is also the same as the Legends Eric B & Rakim single. As we all may know the suspense to the betrayal of this movie, it a favorite. As we celebrate its 15th anniversary and its impact on Hip-Hop and its culture, it has to be envisioned.

Based on a true life story of a few drug dealers, the movie pictured real life to a dream by the hustle. Being a product of the environment. The movie shows Azie “Ace” Faison, Richard Porter, and Alpo Martinez living a fast life in the 80’s era.

Wood Harris (AZ), Mekhi Phifer (Rich), Cam’Ron (Rico)

The trio became a powerful force and necessity to their black community. No doubt this was displayed. Also the good to the bad. How the game can have you DOWN, quick. The movie created a high point in that era of the culture of Hip-Hop.

Shot by Miramax, we want to share behind the scenes of “Paid In Full”

There were appearances by Regina Hall, Noreaga, Elise Neal, Esai Morales, and of course Damon Dash. His appearances has always been revalent. Appreciation is showed to his impact on the Hip-Hop culture as well.

Mekhi (Mitch) wrote and portrayed the most emotional yet distressed scene in the movie. He states that he called Porter’s sister and a best friend. They explain the tragic scene shown as his little brother finger was cut off. The movie also shown one of the best snake scenes in history. Rico, shoots and kills Mitch behind the drugs and money placed into the game. In our society today,back stabbing is at an all time high. Since forever. Now at a peculiar rate.

Revisit the classic to our black culture as well as music.