Today In Hip-Hop: ‘Menace II Society’ 20 Years Later

On this day, May 26, in hip-hop history… 1993: It’s been 20 years since Allen and Albert Hughes’ directorial debut, Menace II Society, premiered in theaters across the nation. The urban drama wasn’t the first of its kind. Films such as Boyz ‘N The Hood and New Jack City were released a few years before that scored well with critics. However, Menace II Society managed to tell the story of South Central, Los Angeles through an honest retrospect that was eye-opening to viewers. Riddled with extreme violence, the film depicted disturbing realities of what life was like in the hood. At this point, ...

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