'The After Party': Netflix unveils trailer for star-studded hip-hop comedy featuring Wiz Khalifa, Pusha-T and many more
Wiz Khalifa, DJ Khaled, Pusha-T, Jadakiss, French Montana, Teyana Taylor and many more cameo in Netflix's hip-hop coming-of-age comedy set for a global premiere on August 24
Netflix is getting the party started with a new trailer for 'The After Party', a new hip-hop themed coming-of-age comedy arriving on the streaming service on August 24.
The film stars real-life rapper Kyle, known for last summer’s hit song “iSpy,” who plays Owen a.k.a. Young-O who accidentally becomes a viral sensation, but for all the wrong reasons. After Wiz Khalifa (one of the many hip-hop A-listers who feature in the film) gives Owen some advice and a hit of "some incredibly strong weed", the young aspiring artists has a bad reaction and has a seizure on-stage during his big break, before projectile vomiting all over Khalifa.
As is the norm in the digital age, the audience members take a video of the incident and Owen becomes #Seezjahboy (a play on Soulja Boy) overnight. But his friend/manager Jeff refuses to let Owen give up and convinces him to redeem himself by dropping a record contract-worthy verse at an industry after party, and that's when things start getting freaky.
Starring Kyle Harvey, Harrison Holzer and Shelley Hennig, 'The After Party' also features cameos by established industry greats like Pusha-T, Jadakiss, Desiigner, Tee Grizzley, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana and Teyana Taylor (who interestingly plays a stripper in the comedy).
DJ Khaled also appears in the trailer to lighten the mood, telling Jeff, “Boy, you gotta chill man” when he jumps at the chance to meet the producer. The film was written and directed by Ian Edelman, the creator of the Kid Cudi-starring HBO series 'How to Make It in America.'
'The After Party' premieres August 24 on Netflix. Check out the trailer below.