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  • Alex Fruchter
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I'm a big proponent of the Chicago Independent Movies & Music Festival, the annual four-day extravaganza celebrating music and film that kicks off its fifth year tomorrow night. I'm also a fan of local indie hip-hop imprint Closed Sessions, so I jumped at the opportunity to run a contest for the label's CIMMfest showcase. We're giving away a pair of tickets to that showcase, which goes down Friday night at the Double Door; the evening is stacked with performances by Treated Crew, Juice, ShowYouSuck, Alex Wiley, Kembe X, and King Keith, and there will also be screenings of some Closed Sessions documentaries, including the premiere of one focusing on Wyclef Jean and a song he made about Chicago violence. The lucky contest winner will also receive a limited Closed Sessions T-shirt made by Nike, which is available in sizes small through XL.

Of course, you need to do a little work to get your hands on this primo prize. To enter, answer the following rap-related film trivia questions, which I made with the help of Reader film critic Drew Hunt. Just send your answers to cimmcontest@chicagoreader.com (not my e-mail) by Thursday at 10 AM along with your T-shirt size; the winner will be notified early Thursday afternoon. Without further ado, here are the questions:

• What was the name of T.I.'s character in ATL?

• Mos Def played a character named Big Blak Afrika in what Spike Lee film? 

• What film did Fred Durst direct that stars Ice Cube? 

• Kanye West's "Power" is used in a trailer for what Oscar-nominated 2010 film? 

• What 2007 picture stars RZA, Common, and T.I., and has a soundtrack by Jay-Z? 

• Ludacris has acted in two films that have won Academy Awards—what are they? 

• Name three rappers who voice characters in Ice Age: Continental Drift

• Jeriko One is a fictional rapper who plays a key role in what Kathryn Bigelow dystopian sci-fi film?

Good luck! For those of you who don't win you can still pick up $5 advance tickets to the showcase from the Double Door site—a portion of the proceeds benefit local hip-hop nonprofit Kuumba Lynx.

Leor Galil writes about hip-hop every Wednesday.

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