You can't get much farther from hip-hop's urban cradle than middle America's rolling cornfields. But that doesn't trouble Flip (Danny Hoch, who also cowrote the screenplay), a lily-white, wannabe b-boy straight out of Iowa. Dressed in his Fubu jerseys, baggy shorts
and cockeyed baseball cap, Flip (who seems to have learned everything he knows about African-American culture from rap lyrics and music videos) likes to think he's really black, his pale complexion the unfortunate result of a "mad serious skin disorder." Flip dreams of moving up to Chicago's
notoriously dangerous Cabrini Green housing project, keeping it real with his black brothers and eventually becomi...