By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Recently, the twentieth anniversary of Menace II Society was released. For years, gangster films have been produced and they live on today. But, it was not until the early 1990s that the films about inner city America were created. Showing what life was like for black youth, several films were created.
Menace II Society was created by twins, Allen and Albert Hughes. Comparable, in many ways, to Boyz N The Hood, Allen and Albert Hughes released Menace II Society. This film is responsible for the rise in fame of Larenz Tate, who played O-Dog, a role Hughes originally wanted Eazy-E to play.
MTV’s “RapFix Live” talked to Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, and Allen Hughes in celebration of the Menace II Society anniversary. Also sitting on the couch was Consequence, who co-hosted. In the interview, Allen Hughes and Tyrin Turner talked about Tupac Shakur and why he did not appear on the film.
Watch the entire interview below: