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'CB4' Turns 20 This Year - Time For A Sequel?

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act January 11, 2013 at 12:12PM

1993 was actually a decent year for black cinema, or blacks in cinema (in the USA anyway); I'm planning on introducing anniversary retrospectives, throughout the year from 2013 and on - something I really should have started years ago. But, better late than never. 
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1993 was actually a decent year for black cinema, or blacks in cinema (in the USA anyway); I'm planning on introducing anniversary retrospectives, throughout the year from 2013 and on - something I really should have started years ago. But, better late than never. 

However, this post isn't one of them. But they're coming, so stay tuned.

It's been a very long time since I last saw Chris Rock's This Is Spinal Tap-esque satire of gangsta rap music, and with 2013 marking the film's 20th anniversary since its 1993 release (March 12, 2013 will mark its actual 20th, since it opened in theaters on March 12, 1993).

Partly scripted by Nelson George, the film's blend of insight and gags, kept me watching, although the critics were split on it. It did open at #1 during its debut weekend, with a $6.1 million take, and ended up grossing almost $18 million in cume box office.

Despite what might seem like less than stellar box office, the film has become something of a cult classic many years later, and is remembered very fondly by many; so the fact that a sequel just might become a reality, shouldn't be too much of a surprise.

Revisiting a post from last summer... In an interview below with Sway, while Chris was doing the press tour thing for 2 Days In New York, back in August last year, Rock revealed that he and Nelson George had been indeed discussing what a CB4 sequel might look like.

"There may be a new CB4... we're kicking around some ideas, yes... me and Nelson have been talking about CB4..."

And when Sway asked for further clarification, he added:

When we made it, we never dreamed that rappers would be old... I know a bunch of senior rappers... so I think I might want to do something from that perspective... to be like a grown man rapper... so trying to figure out ways to do CB4.

Chris also said that he was probably going to be directing something before the end of the year, although he didn't say what that would/could be. We know he's been working on another documentary, this time tackling "Credit," so that may be it; or it could be something else.

But how would you all feel about taking another witty trip with an aged MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike in CB4 II, after 20 years?

Watch Chris' interview with Sway below:

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