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RZA is once more hopping into the director’s chair with his latest film, Love Beats Rhymes, starring volatile wild child Azealia Banks. With the Harlem rapper in the starring role, a trailer for the flick dropped on Wednesday (Oct. 11) and showcases fellow co-stars Jill Scott, Common, and more.

The film has been at least two years in the making with several working titles and was billed as a musical in early reports. Love Beats Rhymes focuses on Banks’ character, Coco, an aspiring rapper who comes under the eye of a college poetry professor played by Jill Scott.

While the class doesn’t exactly give Coco a key to rap stardom, it does open her mind up to the world of slam poetry. Common plays a mentor figure, and Lorraine Toussaint plays Coco’s mother.

Love Beats Rhymes hits theaters on Dec. 1. Peep out the trailer below.

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