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Cast & Crew From “Juice” Share Behind The Scenes Moments From The Movie

(AllHipHop News) Today marks the 22 year anniversary of the classic Hip Hop drama Juice. In celebration of the flick that starred Tupac Shakur and Omar Epps, Myspace has provided first hand accounts about the film from those who helped make the picture come together in their article “Oral History: Tupac, Fist Fights and the Making of Juice.”

Cast members Epps, Khalil Kain, Jermaine “Huggy” Hopkins, Treach, and Fab 5 Freddy all shared their memories of Juice. The movie’s director and co-writer Ernest Dickerson, co-writer Gerard Brown, and co-producer Peter Frankfurt participated as well. Some of the people behind the Juice soundtrack like Big Daddy Kane, Hank Shocklee, and DJ Muggs also gave insight.

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Some excerpts from the article:

Treach: So Pac went and read. I’m sitting outside, but I’m about to run up into the office because I think he’s fighting in the room. All I hear is, “Yo motherf**ker…you gotta die for this s**t!” So as I’m coming to the door Pac is walking out and I’m like, “Yo, what’s good?” And Pac goes, “Nah, I was just reading for them.” I just looked at him and said, “Yo, I know you got that role.”

Omar Epps: I remember the first day of shooting somebody got shot right outside the location…there was a dead body with a blanket over it. I knew the experience of filming Juice was incredible, but I also knew there were real life things happening around me every day.

Jermaine “Huggy” Hopkins: I never would have eaten those eggs, but at that time that’s what those characters would have been doing. Steel would have done something like that. What’s crazy though is that scene actually started a craze, man. People started putting beer in their eggs!

Ernest Dickerson: We were fortunate to get Queen Latifah because in the original script her character was actually Afrika Bambaataa. But he didn’t want to do the movie. And I had just met Latifah because I had just worked with her on Jungle Fever. She was a homegirl from my hometown of Newark, New Jersey. It was one of her first jobs in a movie.

Gerard Brown: I was not happy with the way Juice ended. It was our first film, so we had to acquiesce to a lot of crap. Originally, the way the script was written, at the end of the fight scene between Bishop and Q,  I had Bishop and Q falling through the roof, but the producers said that’s too much money. So I had Bishop hanging over the ledge with Q pulling him up. But Bishop hears the police sirens and says to Q, “I’m not going to jail, man!” So in the script he breaks Q’s grip and he falls to his death.

Hank Shocklee: It had to be authentic. Otherwise, it wasn’t going to believable to the audience. So every aspect of the DJing in Juice had to be on point. The big battle scene in Juice was huge. There was a friend of mine, at the time, I knew named Cam-Ron. He was a good DJ that could also instruct. I put Omar in a room for a week with Cam. I said, “Yo, man…just give him the basics.”

Head over to Myspace to read the full article.

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  • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Omar Epss= Uncle Tom now!

    • lola lovely la’shaun

      HOW YA figure?

      • iamwhoiam

        Cause that lame is always hating on somebody…he’s a angry bird, lol

    • Chris


    • brotha_man

      now i know u a true sucka for that comment. leave it to a Queens cat to make a dumb a$$ remark

      • Jayson C Williams


    • iamwhoiam

      Inmadopuroz= QUEEN!!!!!

    • Terrance

      WRONG Bruh…

      Omar is a “Humble Dude” that over extends himself to Kids and Fans…

    • brollya

      omar epps= gettin money

    • Executive


    • Lamar Star

      Inmadopuroz = Gayest nigga on sesame street

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  • Black Jay

    Yo…. Jermaine “Huggy” Hopkins is lying….. He liked eating those eggs like sh*t…. Man up n*gga! Everybody know you can eat!!

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  • brotha_man

    i aint going to lie, i tried the beer eggs

    • iamwhoiam

      Beakfast of champions. Lol

    • Executive

      I’ll drink a beer with my eggs instead of orange juice.

    • acapwn

      Me too and the shit didn’t turn out so well! lol

  • Kevin Anthony

    Classic. Kevin Anthony-21 on soundcloud

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  • Jayson C Williams

    Classic stuff I agree ya

  • SleepyTheGreat

    Remember When Soulja Bot Was Trying To Make “Juice II” A Few Years Back?? Shit Would of Been Like “Belly 2” On Roids

  • Executive

    Fuckin classic!

  • FREEfromslavery

    classic in any era. pac really showed the way for most of these lame ass rappers who be trying to act. easily the best rapper/actor of all-time.

    • Terrance

      However, Will Smith actually holds the title of “BEST RAPPING ACTOR”.

      • Terrance

        Don’t know why ppl hate on Will? He makes Black Men look GOOD by leading by EXAMPLE. We as a people with intentions of WINNING should SUPPORT the Brother.

      • he is gay and his marriage is a lie

      • Terrance


        I don’t really know anything about that so I guess I’m in the dark on that 1.

        The Fresh Prince was The Illest joint on T.V. at a time. That show had LESSONS and was GOOD for Hip-Hop. His movies were even BIGGER.

        His acting has RANGE and is USUALLY exceptional but his movies as of late might be less than stellar though.

        His PERSONAL sh*t doesn’t discount what he has pioneered.

        Don’t tell me folks in here weren’t watching his movies when he just started to blow ALLWORLD???

  • MrNoName2K

    Classic sh*t right here. I still won’t hesitate to throw it in rotation on a chill ass night. Definitely one of my top 5

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  • Colombian King

    Scarface, Juice, Boyz n the Hood, New Jersey Drive, and Friday. Top 5. RIP Tupac.


      Scarface, Boyz n the Hood, New Jack City, Juice, and Set it Off….Top 5 with “Blue Hill Avenue” getting an honorable mention…

      • i’mreloaded!

        I’m gonna have to say New Jack City, Boyz N Da Hood, Menace To Society, Juice, then Paid in Full. Dat Blue Hill Avenue was dope as fucc too. Niggaz always sleepin on Fresh though. “I be bustin da dope moves” -Chucky. Oh yeeah, can’t forget Shottaz. Damn, almost forgot Belly too.


        yea “Belly” was the shit…

      • JondoE303

        Don’t forget south central

    • Truth Powell

      you forgot New Jack City.

      • JondoE303

        And menace 2 society

    • JondoE303

      No belly or state property? The first state property that is…

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  • Dan_Tebasco

    I just finished rewatching this 40 minutes ago true story, didn’t know it was the 22nd anniversary what a coinkidink.

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      • JondoE303

        Blast ya self!!!!!!

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