Boyz N The Hood: The Classic
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Spanning seven years, beginning with 10-year-old Tre in 1984, the film casted legends in the making. Cuba Gooding Jr. plays Tre at 17, his girlfriend, Brandi, is played by Nia Long, and his best friend, Ricky, is played by Morris Chestnut. Now known for his frequent casting of hip hop artists, Singleton began the tradition with enlisting Ice Cube, a wise, but unheard of move at the time. Having already left N.W.A. to begin his solo career and caught up in his own exit controversy, Cube was one of the biggest names in the film and brought immediate cred to the rest of the cast of unknowns. We might not have a Boyz N The Hood T Shirt to talk about without him. It was Singleton who encouraged Cube to write screenplays, giving us the “Friday” series.
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