According to reports, Master P once worked on a project. Menace II Society sequel, but according to one of the film’s directors, this was never the case.
Fat Trel talked about his relationship with Master P in an interview earlier this week. No Jumper. The DMV-based rapper said the fallout came after the No Limit Records founder wanted him to star in a sequel to the 1993 hood classic, which was the first feature film directed by Albert and Allen Hughes — also known as the Hughes Brothers.
Allen Hughes, however, has said HipHopDX Master P and his fellow camp members never approached him or his brother about doing something. Menace II Society sequel.
“This is the first I’m hearing of this,” Hughes told DX. “I respect P tremendously but would never approve a sequel to Menace, never.”
In his interview, Trel said he got a call out of nowhere from P one day in 2012, asking him to be in a sequel to the Tyrin Turner-starring film that he was attempting to purchase the rights for.
Trel, who moved to Los Angeles with future Louie V Mob member Alley Boy to participate in the project, said that the movie had stalled and eventually caused things to not work out between Master P.
“When I moved there bro, the movie never got brought up,” Trel told host Adam22. “I been living here for about seven months, I haven’t started an acting class, we no longer spoke about the scripts, the movie never ever came up.”
Instead, Trel and the couple spent their time making music in the studio until Trel decided that he wanted to return home from Los Angeles after attending a funeral.
This film was released to theatres May 26, 1993. Menace II Society is one of Black cinema’s most celebrated motion pictures. It is a film that was praised for its authentic and raw portrayal of the harsh realities of the ghetto. Although it had a budget of $3.5 million, it went on to gross around $30million.
Set in the Watts and Crenshaw neighborhoods of Los Angeles, the film follows the life of Kayden “Caine” Reeves (Turner), a young street hustler attempting to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.
Film critic acclaim Emanuel Levy referred to it “the most stunning feature debut in the new African American cinema, even more so than Boyz n the Hood to which the coming of age feature bears thematic resemblance.”
Menace II Society Larenz Tate also stars in the scene-stealing O-Dog, Jada pinkett Smith, Charles S. Dutton and Clifton Powell roles. Samuel L. Jackson is also featured as MC Eiht. Too $hort, Saafir, and many other roles.
Allen Hughes is currently adding the final touches to a new docuseries that centers on the lives of 2Pac and his mother Afeni Shakur.
Dear Mama A new FX series will premiere on April 21st with the first two episodes of five being released simultaneously. The three remaining parts will then be released weekly on the three following Fridays. Hulu will also stream the show one-day after it has been broadcast.
Hughes, speaking about the series at the Television Critics Awards winter press conference earlier this month, explained that his team prioritized the discovery and use of previously unreleased audio/video content of Afeni Shah and her son.
“Wherever possible, we tried to find archival footage that hadn’t been seen so there’s a lot that we have in the five parts,” he explained. “There’s also audio that’s never been heard. And not just some of his acapellas and vocals, there is a lot of stuff of 2Pac from his baby years that had never been seen.”
“For 2Pac superfans, I believe that two of the most important things in the project is the never seen before [footage],” Hughes continued. “But most importantly, you get to understand why he made certain decisions.”
The new docuseries borrows its name from ‘Pac’s 1995 hit single, which hears the late star detail the at-times tumultuous relationship he and his mother shared, highlighting the parts of his childhood that were marked by financial hardship and his mother’s addiction.
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