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 contributors like Big Daddy Kane and Hank Shocklee. This is the most comprehensive piece ever put together about the iconic film. See below for an excerpt to the article as well as a link to the full piece.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
“Omar Epps: I remember when I first met Pac they were filming different groups of actors together. So they were like, “Alright, let’s try these four. They were trying to get that feel I guess. But me and Pac ended up hitting it off. At the same time we were both trying to get it in. It was like, “Whatever…let’s go!” It was just dope how it came together. Pac was just a powerful spirit, man. I never really spent time with Kanye West, but when I see him I see the same honesty Pac had. A lot of people wouldn’t think that about ‘Ye, but his honesty is gangsta. And that’s how Pac was. He was that way from day one when I met him. That’s a magnetic quality. Me, I’m more of a laid-back, quiet person…I’m more of a listener. So Pac and I had a good contrast. I would be soaking everything up and he would be talking all the time. I’ve been doing this for 23 years and there is that X factor. People have it. And Pac was one of those guys that had it. When he walked into a room he made you want to say, “Who is that guy?” There’s a energy going on, and Pac knew his truth. He foresaw everything that would happen to him.”