Thursday, November 15, 2012

Boyz In The Hood Soundtrack (RTR Version)

When you young the only movies u wanna watch was kiddie movies like Walt Disney or some type of space galactic joints. Thats how we all were back then. But in '91 when i was in the 4th grade that changed. I always thought the world was peachy and all good. My neighborhood was a good one and barely no crime so i didnt think of any ill will. So when i 1st seen New Jack City, all that went out the window. That movie showed me that hey there are some messed up places out there thats not so peachy. It was called reality and it took me by surprise. That movie opened my eyes to see how things were on the east coast. Then later on in that same year u got this movie here. And this one threw me for a doozy. I had no idea the west coast was like this! Remember, this was before the LA riots and it was that bad. This movie again opened my eyes on how things were on the west coast and it wasnt a game out there. This was back then when gangs was too real and they wasnt messin around. Thats the 1st time i seen that in a movie. I mean when Colors came out in '88 i was still a little kid but i remember when i got a little older in '90 that movie was treated like a horror film, it was that real. But the acting in this film is was just top notch! Nobody knew Cube could act like that! He was a natural! A little tid bit tho was that they had to be careful filming in some areas in LA cause cats was jealous of Cube and the directors was fearful of somethin happening. Cuba Gooding did a great job as well, this was before his coonery ways. And we all felt bad for Morris Chestnut in the film. Til this day im still mad of what happened to him in the film.
Now unfortunately some people in this film arent here with us today. The dude that was Cube's homeboy with the baby sucker in his mouth is no longer here. How he died i dont know. And the dude that shot Cube's brother in the film aint here no more either. From what i read he was living out that role a little too much in real life and people out there already felt a certain way about him from what he did in the movie to Cube's brother. So he got caught up in that and was killed in jail i think (read up on that if u can but i think im right). So ya some cats got caught up out there like that over this film. This movie was powerful cause nobody seen a story told like this before, it was too real.
The soundtrack to this though was wack plain and simple, im not gonna sugar coat it. There is only like 3 tracks on it that was worth keeping. Back in '91 rap was simple especially for soundtracks. All u had was the one solo track that defined the movie and tons of fillers that had nothing to do wit the movie. So u know i had to spin my take on it. Its pretty much has a west coast feel to it '91 style with a drop of east coast (a drop as in 2 tracks). But i think my version coulda been sold in stores as the official version, im just sayin. Ill let u guys b the judge. Check it out!

Boyz in the Hood (remixed but still jingling)

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