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Spice 1 Reveals He Was Considered For The Role Of O-Dog In “Menace II Society” (Video)

Spice 1 was a driving force in 1993's Menace II Society soundtrack. Released on Jive Records, the platinum-certified compilation opens with Spice's "Trigga Gots No Heart." The E-A-Ski and CMT-produced song became a single from the audio companion to Allen and Albert Hughes' film. Spice's longtime collaborator MC Eiht followed... Read more

Snoop Dogg Goes Inside The Matrix, Scarface & Menace II Society In His New Video

Earlier this year, Snoop Dogg released his 15th solo album. Fittingly, it was titled Neva Left, as the 25-year veteran indeed has been one of the most consistent and enduring artists in Hip-Hop history. On the title song, Snoop has a major chip on his shoulder for anyone who doubts... Read more

Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Have Made $1 Billion Together. A New Film Tells Their Story

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine go back 25 years. Combined, they have made more than a billion dollars in ventures ranging from music to headphones and consumer electronics to film. That story of a friendship and business relationship from two producers-turned-moguls will be the subject of upcoming HBO documentary The... Read more

MC Eiht Reveals Some Unbelievable Secrets About The Casting of Menace II Society (Video)

In the early and mid-90s, MC Eiht was riding high as one of the most talented of the many noteworthy MCs from Compton. His work with Compton's Most Wanted earned him a reputation as a skillful story teller who narrated the treacherous streets of Hub City with ice cold blood... Read more

MC Eiht Hit The Mic Like A Menace In 1993. This Low-Key Remix Dodged The Jackers (Audio)

In 1993, MC Eiht's career was riding high, and in style. Like KRS-One with Boogie Down Productions, "the Compton Psycho" was stepping beyond Compton's Most Wanted and getting his solo name popping. Signed to Epic Records, Eiht never lost sight of his band-mates after Music To Driveby, but went full... 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

Kendrick Lamar Uses Menace II Society In A Brilliant Video For These Walls

Kendrick Lamar has released several statement videos in his young career. However, today's (October 28) "These Walls" may just be his biggest. The To Pimp A Butterfly single that loves multiple entendres about boundaries, femininity, and sex in its most poetic portrayal, is conveyed in a totally different tone than... 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

Allen Hughes speaks in depth about his relationship with Tupac and their altercation (Video)

Last week we saw part of Allen Hughes' interview on Sway in the Morning and it ended just before the Menace II Society director got into how his relationship with Tupac soured. Here's the full interview and the Hughes brother goes into great detail about his initial friendship with Tupac... Read more

Allen Hughes Discusses the 20th Anniversary of Menace II Society on Sway in the Morning (Video)

Allen Hughes, 1/2 of the Hughes brothers duo that wrote and directed Menace II Society, stopped by the Sway in the Morning Show to discuss the 20th Anniversary of the classic film. He gives several inside stories on the casting of O-Dog, the first time he met Tupac and more.... Read more