Known for explicit lyrics detailing the violent “ gangsta ” lifestyle, Shakur began his rapping career as MC New York, later joining California-based group Digital Underground. He is featured prominently on the single “Same Song”. In 1991 ... According.
Hollywood could take lessons in gangster chutzpah from the real-life convicted robbers and dirty cops parading through Tiller Russell's documentary “The Seven Five”: They flaunt their dubious achievements with deplorable yet somehow infectious glee.
Less than two months later Brancato was on the Astoria, Queens, set of A Bronx Tale, making his acting debut in a movie directed by his hero. De Niro and his young star grew ... A Bronx Tale received overwhelmingly positive reviews when it opened in.
It is somewhat ironic that the man who was one of the earliest popularizers of gangsta rap is now playing a lawman. Ice Cube, which is his legal name, was born O'Shea Jackson in ... including "Gangsta Gangsta" and "Express Yourself." But by 1990, Ice.
Snoop Dogg ... gangsta rap lodestar Dr. Dre, the "slim with the tilted grin" rapper from Long Beach bum-rushed the mainstream. His 1993 debut album, "Doggystyle," went multiplatinum and Snoop lodged himself in the pop consciousness as an MC-pitchman-actor.
Franchises and sequels had yet to truly dominate, old-school New Hollywood filmmakers were still very much active, and quality, well-written films which didn't rely on an onslaught of CGI to wow audiences were the order of the day. With so much going.
Recorded for The Bodyguard soundtrack, the song was released in 1992 but was so successful it was also one of the giant hits of 1993. Kevin Costner, Houston's co-star in the film, handpicked the song to be in the movie ... While gangsta rap was in the.
MC Gusto, for those who haven't seen the 1993 cult hip-hop comedy CB4, was the gangsta rapper persona adopted by Rock's character in the obscure but dagger-sharp satire. Think Straight Outta Compton era Ice Cube, but with DJ Quik's jheri-curls utilized.
Ice Cube may have been the most unlikely rapper -turned-actor. The man carried himself like a powder keg. ... Friday is that proof, and more to the point: It proved gangster rappers were damn funny too. It's been 20 years since Friday, and the ... Mr.
However, while nothing will be as dismal as his uninspired 2003 effort Poodle Hat, it's hard to match his 1996 masterpiece Bad Hair Day, which came out right as alternative rock and gangster rap were making huge in-roads. As is always the case with .
Twenty-five years ago, Boyz n the Hood, John Singleton's movie about life in South Central Los Angeles, revolutionized black film and launched the big-screen careers of its stars, including Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut and Regina King. The critically.
As an actress, her film credits included "The Jackie Robinson Story" (1950), "A Raisin in the Sun" (1961), "Buck and the Preacher" (1972), "Do the Right Thing" (1989) and "American Gangster " (2007). Dee earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in .
Actor Jon Polito, a Coen brothers regular with roles in films including “The Big Lebowski” and “Miller's Crossing,” has died. He was 65. Film director John McNaughton shared the news on Friday morning on Facebook. “Very sad to learn that my dear friend.
The Long Beach-bred Dogg took the music world by storm in 1993 ... rap album “Doggystyle,” which brought gangsta rap into the homes of millions of white kids. As his music career was skyrocketing, he capitalized on his charisma and appeared in feature.
C'mon, it flopped only to explode on video, culminating in a long-standing No. 1 rating on IMDb's best- movies ranking. And Tim Robbins' Andy Dufresne lends subversive appeal that offsets Morgan Freeman's Oscar-bait narration; solitary and stoic, Andy.