My son's brother was murdered in Philly 11-11-19. As soon as I saw Tarique get popped, I immediately thought about my son's brother like I was living a flashback of the moment he was killed. I lived and ran in the streets, and there is nothing glamorous about them. STREETS doesn't contain very many actors (just a bunch of people acting like they do everyday). The mother/prosecutor acted very well and the daughter not too badly, but everybody else was just being themselves, including the lead actor who didn't have a spark whatsoever.
One of the posters in the movie dates this flick around 2010, which is when all this trap/drill garbage started pop'n. Meek Mills didn't do anything but contribute to the violence unfolding in these STREETS (and he was probably using STREETS to validate his street cred as well as sell some music which he did convincingly). Fast forward to 2019, and Meek is trying to clean up his act, but only after contributing to the deterioration of the mindset of your average wanna be thug. With all that said, STREETS wasn't as bad as I thought it would be given the budget.