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Queen Latifah’s New Venture Puts Ladies First & Behind The Camera

Early in her career, Queen Latifah was known for her skillful rapping and singing. The Flavor Unit standout splashed onto the scene with her debut album, All Hail The Queen. Nearly 30 years later, Queen Latifah's work in entertainment could never be pigeonholed, as the now mogul found her career... Read more

J.U.I.C.E. Once Beat Eminem In A Battle. Now He Bodies Hulk Hogan In A Freestyle (Video)

In February of this year, famed freestyle and battle MC J.U.I.C.E called out Eminem for a rematch. Before Em' would sign with Aftermath Entertainment and quickly go on to super-stardom, he lost to the Chicago, Illinois MC in a controversial 1997 Scribble Jam final round battle. Proud of his title,... Read more

How Laurence Fishburne & Spike Lee Are Tied To Grandmaster Flash’s “White Lines” Video

Writer and director Ernest Dickerson, perhaps best known for his 1992 directorial debut Juice, worked extensively with Spike Lee in the 1980s and ’90s as his cinematographer. Together, they created a myriad of important films like She’s Gotta Have It, Do The Right Thing and Malcolm X. Sitting down with... Read more

The Original Ending To “Juice” Shows Bishop Choosing His Own Destiny (Video)

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Juice. The film, which starred Omar Epps, Jermaine Hopkins, Khalil Kain, and Tupac Shakur, in his debut role, became an instant classic, both for its gritty portrayals and its high-powered soundtrack, which featured the likes of Eric B. & Rakim,... Read more

J.U.I.C.E. Defeated Eminem In One Of Rap’s Greatest Battles. He Offers A Rematch (Audio)

In 1997, at Cincinnati, Ohio's annual Scribble Jam Festival, Eminem and MC J.U.I.C.E. faced off in what is often considered one of Hip-Hop's greatest battles. At the time, the two Midwestern lyricists were both independent artists looking for a title, and some shine to boot. J.U.I.C.E., the Chicago, Illinois native... Read more

Juice Turns 25 Years Old. This Collection Shows Why It’s Still Hard As Steel (Video)

Twenty five years ago today (January 17, 1992), Ernest R. Dickerson's directorial debut film Juice hit theaters. Starring Omar Epps and Tupac Shakur (in addition to Samuel L. Jackson), the film adapted a classic story-line of deception, betrayal, and greed within a circle of friends. For Shakur, a trained actor,... Read more

Juice’s Director Reveals It Was By Chance That Tupac Auditioned For The Movie (Audio)

In 1991, Tupac Shakur was a relative unknown. At best, for those paying close attention, he had begun to build a buzz after his guest verse on Digital Underground's 1991 record, "Same Song." Within 5 years he would become one of the most famous people on the planet, but, on... Read more

Juice’s Director Reveals The Original Ending Hollywood Did Not Want

Earlier this month, The Roots' Black Thought hosted a special event, celebrating the 1992 movie Juice. The afternoon consisted of a screening of the film, a panel discussion moderated by Black Thought, featuring director and co-writer Ernest Dickerson, co-writer Gerard Brown, and actors Khalil Kain (Raheem) and Jermaine Hopkins (Steel),... Read more

See If You’ve Got The “Juice” For This Quiz On Hip-Hop Films.

Since the very beginning, Hip-Hop culture has been documented on film. Whether documentaries, TV specials, thrillers, comedies, or action flicks, rapping, DJ'ing, breaking, and graffiti have been featured in cinema. By the 1990s, many of Hollywood's marquee actors were also record-releasing MCs. Whether they are films about Hip-Hop, or movies... Read more

Fabolous’ New Visual Recreates “Juice” and Guess Who’s Bishop? (Video)

After a series of weekly freestyles, and a comprehensive throwback mixtape alongside DJ Clue, Fabolous is back to work. The Def Jam/Desert Storm MC returns to promoting his The Young O.G. Project. For "Gone For The Winter," Fab' continues a popular trend of honoring 1990s films through contemporary music culture.... Read more

Happy Birthday Tupac. Watch One of His Earliest TV Interviews (Video)

Happy birthday to Tupac, who would have been 44 years old today. To celebrate his life, here's a look back at one of his earliest TV interviews. Shortly after the release of his film Juice, Pac paid a visit to the set of BET's Video LP. He discusses his complexity... Read more

Could Ricky, Raheem and Cain Have Survived? OG Maco Flips the Remix (Audio)

Manolo Rose's "Run Ricky Run" is a sonic tour de force. The song taps characters and storylines from Boyz N the Hood, Menace II Society and Juice, as cautionary tales for how to survive in the streets. Rose's delivery is simultaneously jarring and intoxicating. OG Maco adds a verse to... Read more

Omar Epps Might Need To Come With That Album! Domingo Unleashes A 1995 Joint (Audio)

Last year, Heads got a fast reminder that in addition to longtime acting chops, Omar Epps can spit. The star of Juice, Higher Learning, and TV's "House" presented a 2004 compilation, The Get Back. However, the Brooklyn, New Yorker never let his rhyme skills get dusty, evident alongside Saigon and... Read more

Picture Everything Great & Wrong About the ’80s in One Video Set to Wu-Tang Music (Video)

New York City-based store Turntable Lab and Adult Swim's "TV Carnage" have come together to mash-up some '80s and early '90s-skewed pop culture, with a Hip-Hop slant, in quite a cool way. Part DJ-themed, part VJ-themed, the resulting "War Inna Discoteca" is expertly beat-matched and synchronized to the instrumental from... Read more

You Got the Juice Now…Here is the Most Definitive Piece Ever Written on The Making of Juice.

"Tupac, Fist Fights and the Making of Juice" is an amazing oral history which features inside commentary from many of the film's key contributors. MySpace interviewed Ernest Dickerson (the film's director and co-writer), Omar Epps (Q), Treach, key producers, the actors who played Raheem and Steel, as well as soundtrack... Read more

Rakim performs Juice (Know the Ledge) in Atlanta (Video)

We got to witness the legendary Rakim Allah perform his classic from the Juice soundtrack last night in Atlanta from about 5 feet away after he was honored with the I Am Hip Hop Icon Award at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards. The God MCs still commands a stage like... Read more

You may have heard by now that Juice is being remade and Soulja Boy is reprising the role of Bishop. All backlash against him aside, could ANYBODY ever fill that role the way Tupac did?

If it's been a while since you saw the hip-hop classic that showed the world Tupac was as much a force to be reckoned with onscreen as he was offscreen, watch the whole movie below. Click here for an article discussing Souja Boy's role in producing the film.... Read more