In the rousing hip-hop drama "Filly Brown," newcomer Gina Rodriguez gives a commanding turn as the titular young hip-hop artist. Youssef Delara and Michael D. Olmos' Sundance indie centers on Brown, a Los Angeles-based struggling rapper with a mother in prison (the late Jenni Rivera) and one big shot at stardom.

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Rodriguez, an NYU Tisch School of the Arts graduate best known for her brassy performance in the teen dance comedy "Go for It!," also raps in the film -- a first for the actress. Watch her show off her new-found skills in an exclusive scene from the film below. "Filly Brown" opens in select theaters today.