Confessions of a Thug is a 2005 "hip hop" opera film. It is directed by Daron Fordham.
The film follows a character known as South Boy. He learns about the criminal underworld from a retired mob boss, who is also the closest thing to a father figure he has known. Determined to find the family he never knew and become a feared and respected gang-lord, he must deal with snitches, government agents and scheming associates through his drug deals, relationships, and life in general. South Boy gets pulled in deep in this inner city exploitation on urban gangs and he is on a journey to reclaim what is rightfully his and to also set everything right.
While the film does have an apparently quite low budget, it does pull off some realistic story lines, aside of course from the opera segments of the film, when the characters spontaneously burst into song.
The film was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia and is also predominantly set there, as well as parts of the film which occur in Florida.