Paid in Full fans should apparently get ready for the film’s sequel.
Dame Dash—who produced the 2002 crime drama—told AllHipHop that the second chapter of Paid in Full is being shot in Newark, New Jersey. “It’s what happens after [they] put all that work on the street, and somebody had to get that money back,” Dash said.
“There’s a lot of perspectives that people don’t know. We chose three, really one. Now I’m showing all perspectives,” he continued. “So you’ll see a perspective from the stickup kids at the time, see a perspective of the younger dudes, I was a younger dude, the 16-year-olds. You’ll see perspectives from Kevin Childs, Jay Black, everybody, Lou Simms. It’s going to be off the hook. Trust me. A lot of other little stories will be told.”
The first film starred Cam’ron, Wood Harris, and Mekhi Phifer as Rico, Ace, and Mitch, three Harlem drug dealers. Paid in Full was inspired by the former Harlem drug lord Alpo Martinez, who was killed in a drive-by shooting in November at the age of 55. When it arrived in October 2002, it grossed over $3 million worldwide, and arrived alongside a soundtrack, released via Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings, boasting songs from Killa Cam, Jay-Z, and Master P, among others.
Back in May 2020, Cam’ron said he was in talks about the sequel. “These are conversations that we talked about in the last few months,” Cam said during an Instagram Live sesssion. “Actually, a couple hours ago, something we talked about [was] pertaining [to] Paid in Full 2. I don’t wanna say 100 percent ‘yes,’ but we’re definitely in the talks about doing something similar to Paid in Full 1. … It’s definitely a conversation going on right now about that, 100 percent.”