What will the world be like twenty years from now? What if a quick-witted sarcastic sportswriter for the remaining black-owned newspaper in NYC awakes from a coma to find the future of Africa has now been placed on his shoulders? Can he fight off covert agents, fear of commitment, and the pressure of escaping the "Hood" long enough to deliver a mythical staff necessary to save the continent amidst the world basketball championships in Sudan?
These are only part of the hood-thentic, futuristic, mythological and spiritual ordeals that Ellis Rey, former near-great hoop star and hiphop-fiend-turned-sports writer must resolve in 21 Hustle-a.k.a. The Funkyhiphoopnautic,a fast-moving, funny, yet intense gaze into one of our possible near futures.