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20 Years Later, Allen Hughes Talks 'Menace II Society', 2Pac, 'Broken City', 'Django Unchained'

Shadow and Act By Emmanuel Akitobi | Shadow and Act January 17, 2013 at 12:06PM

2013 will mark 20 years since the Allen and Albert Hughes-directed Menace II Society was released in theaters.  Damn, that makes me feel old.
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2013 will mark 20 years since the Allen and Albert Hughes-directed Menace II Society was released in theaters.  Damn, that makes me feel old.

I still remember my best friend sweet-talking an older woman into buying our tickets for Menace, since we were but 14 or 15 years old at the time.  We had heard so much from the older kids about how crucial it was to see this film, we were prepared to do anything to get in.  And when we walked out of the now-closed AMC City Place 10 theater in Silver Spring, MD that afternoon, the world was a different place to us.  If anything, Menace scared us just as much as it excited us.  But to know that the Hughes Brothers were a mere 5 years older than we were when they made Menace II Society makes the whole experience so much more remarkable, in my opinion.

Well, enough of the stroll down memory lane . . . fast-forward to a little under a year ago, when Tambay told us about the premiere of Yo: The Story of Yo! MTV Raps, which featured a clip of rapper Tupac Shakur addressing a physical altercation that he claimed occurred between himself and Allen Hughes; it all stemmed from a feud that had its origins in the early days of the making of Menace.

Now, as the 20th anniversary of that film's release approaches, Hughes sets the record straight via SwaysUniverse.com, and also talks about his new solo film Broken City and his thoughts on Django Unchained:

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