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John Singleton Reveals He Wanted N.W.A. To Star In Boyz N The Hood

Thirty years ago today, on August 8, 1988, the N.W.A. released its proper debut album, Straight Outta Compton. Bursting onto the scene with rawness and aggression fueled by the Reagan-era Compton climate and lifestyle, Ni**az Wit' Attitudes presented an LP that would shape the sound and narrative in Rap for... Read more

The Maker Of Boyz N The Hood Shows The Origins Of Crack In The Hood (Video)

There's an epidemic sweeping the country. Headlines refer to it as an opioid issue, and one that is being treated with a gentler response than the U.S. crack epidemic of the 1980s. As Ambrosia For Heads has reported in the past, the rising number of White Americans stuck in the... Read more

Nia Long Reveals Just How Real Boyz N The Hood Was For Her (Video)

Though she was there to promote her appearance in Keanu, Nia and Snoop spend a good amount of time discussing other roles she has inhabited over the years. Early in the conversation, Snoop notes that Nia has been in some great comedy films, notably Friday with Ice Cube and Chris... 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

Nipsey Hussle Takes Cameras On A Tour Through The Crenshaw District (Video)

Crenshaw is Hip-Hop famous. In 1991, the strip became a film location in John Singleton's Boyz N' The Hood (the very place where a confrontation starting would ultimately lead to a tragedy later). A year later, a young Kurupt mentioned the intersection of Crenshaw & Slauson on Dr. Dre's "Stranded... Read more