Fox Searchlight tells the story of an aspiring rapper in Patti Cake$, which we get a first look at in this official trailer.

In this coming-of-age story, an unlikely rapper finds her voice, as she chases her dream of becoming, though she doesn’t exactly look like the typical rapper we see today. Set in gritty strip-mall suburbia in New Jersey, the film chronicles an underdog’s quest for fame and glory..

Patti Cake$ hits theaters August 18th.