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EXCLUSIVE: Ice Cube Says He Is Willing To Do "Boyz N The Hood" Sequel


(AllHipHop News) At this point in time, Ice Cube’s legacy is half-music and half-acting with a few classics under his belt. During an EXCLUSIVE interview with AllHipHop’s Jake Crates, Cube explains his interest in doing a remake or sequel to the seminal film Boyz N The Hood.

In the 1991 film directed by John Singleton,  Cube played Darrin “Doughboy” Baker. According to Cube, his interest in doing a sequel is contingent on the quality of the script:

I would definitely consider it. If someone had a great script of a great idea to put it together, I would definitely be open to it. I think there is always room for those types of things, when they are done right.  You know… I think it’s an interesting concept, yea I’d be open to it.

Cube and Dr. Dre recently revealed the actors whom will depict them in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. John Singleton is currently working on an upcoming, untitled Tupac biopic.

  • Killuminati

    if i remember correctly i believe it said doe boy died some weeks later before the credits ?

    • Eli Pinilla

      Yup

    • DC King Of Hearts

      I was just about to say that

    • That_N

      True. If they did a sequel, maybe it could be about the weeks that led up to Dough’s death. Or it could pick up 20 yrs later with the sons of the original cast. IDK

      • Killuminati

        they should just do another movie based around the same time…diff characters and story

      • Chi’Raq?

      • Killuminati

        That could work….hasn’t been a relevant hood movie since maybe paid in full…. Every other one I see is trash. The ones from the 90’s were the best ones

      • The 90’s were a crazy time, as the ‘Hood’s recovered from the 80’s & the Cocaine Cowboy era.

      • Killuminati

        Yea for sure…..they just dropped cocaine cowboys reloaded this year

      • ‘Chet was crazy, Paid N full was real in the NY streets…really real.

        Like you could see Alpo @ Willie Burgers on 145th & get a brick.

  • Eli Pinilla

    RICKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The Legendary Troll

    all you niggas old now? what you goin call it? Boyz N Cooperate America?

    • El Dogga

      LMAO!

  • $17637591

    I guess Cube is gonna play the ghost of Doughboy because he was killed at the end.

    • hoeyuno

      Haha….tre styles comes back to the hood as a paranormal investigater trying to find the ghosts of doughboy and ricky

  • $18592567

    i thought cube died at the end…

  • El Dogga

    Besides seeing Cube in jerri curls again, I DOUBT the second would touch the first.

    Doughboy died, Ricky died and Cuba Gooding ain’t down with the hood no more! = EPIC fail.

  • Anthonyd Smith

    Yeah, I remember him dying too, but didn’t Whistler die in Blade and he came back for the sequel?

    • No one comes back from death in the ‘Hood!

  • Don’t see how it would be worth revisiting when 1. Doughboy was murdered at the end, and 2. You can’t do a prequel to a movie like that because they were already kids when it started out so there’s really no where to go with the story. The Best Man Holiday worked because it was years later and no one died in the first one, and Baby Boy has a Chance at a Sequel if the script is right, but BNTH should be a done deal, just like Menace 2 Society…Let the classics be classics.

  • TheAkademik

    Would be easy enough to have it so that doughboy survived. Could be interesting to see an older generations experience in the hood. I am interested even if it turns out bad since these kinds of movies are rarely made

    • No, he died after killing ‘ole boy!

  • Elayorx El

    No disrespect to Ice Cube at all, but the time has long since come, and passed for these types of films to be budgeted, regarding our culture here in America. Not to be big on sour notes, but this film, along with many others of this type at the time, really played a huge role in undermining the mostly positive aspects Hip-Hop was about. We are well aware of this now. Not for nothing, I’m still waiting for, “Last Friday”, that hopefully can have everybody on board from all of the other installments. It’s not that much of a blockbuster, or serious change in the overall depiction of us, but at least it’s funny, and not filled with vicious stereotypes, that when played out in reality, have profound negative effects on the community, and that are in many cases, irreversible.

    • TheAkademik

      I understand your point, but you are wrong. There were complex messages in Boyz in Da Hood that often challenged racist stereotypes and exposed institutional racism. Furious spoke about the abundance of liquor stores and gun shops in black neighborhoods. He also spoke about gentrification and fatherhood. The so-called gangsta image was also given more background so that characters like Doughboy were made to be humane. The film also showed that their are a variety of personalities and life courses in the hood. So many more examples of how this film was much more positive than any of the movies in the Friday franchise.

      • Elayorx El

        You are absolutely correct, and that actually helps my platform. We have been there, and have done that already, and look where those, “positive messages” have gotten us, mixed in with the stronger frequency at that time. I know folks that are still here, being progressive, that were inspired from the, “Friday” franchise, versus those that I “knew”, who were inspired from the, BITH type films. We all do. Thing is, where are the other types of films depicting our life, that has nothing to do, whatever with violence, and gangs? Rotting on the cutting room floor somewhere, collecting dust. The green light goes to these types of films, for obvious reasons. Repeatedly. Let’s reverse your dynamic, and have the positive frequency turned up, mixed in with SOME of the ratchetness, instead of the other way around. If we dare.

      • Realest Spill so far!

        +1 ^

    • bigg dogg

      no respect??? really??

      • Elayorx El

        ?.

      • bigg dogg

        his body of work over the years … his part in pioneering the game ..success ect….. you dont repect that??? cube has always been out spoken bout topics and has concepts to talk about on his albums unlike alot of other rappers out here

      • He said “No DISRESPECT”

      • bigg dogg

        dam he sure did ..smh MY BAD Elayorx E LOL….. ima go sit my ass down …..

      • hahaha!

        It’s all good!
        Nothing wrong with riding for Cube!

        I would!

      • bigg dogg

        lol

      • Elayorx El

        Ain’t nuffin…LOL

      • bigg dogg

        lol

      • Elayorx El

        Appreciate the support fam. I’m still learning like everybody else. Stay up.

      • >>Dapz!

      • Elayorx El

        You’re right, and that’s why Cube is one of my fav of all time. Media is extremely powerful though, and I guess I just expect more at this point. Respect.

  • The Arsonist

    Should be about Rickys son.. Growing up in LA, the hood is generational, it could be easily done by showing the affects of Ricky growing up without a pops or uncle after they were killed.

    • Yeah, that would be a good look!

  • Obi Won

    I was thinking what would be the point, but hopefully Cube was talking as a director or writer. Doughboy is gone. But, Cube could recapture that feeling in 91 as a cowriter/producer/director since he was a part of the classic. Like someone said, Doughboy could have had a son somewhere, and grows up with his cousin (Ricky’s son). Normally I say leave the classics alone, but if I hear about another Medea enjoys Christmas movie I’m going nuts. In 91 I was just a younging, but hear about the liquors and drugs shipments around the way, I went outside and was like “damn he was right, that’s f’d up”. I still say those same words Furious did as a reminder to these young wild pill poppers

  • TimeWillTellu1

    Boyz N The Hood 2.0 would be dope. The hood has changed and evolved. It would be cool to see it portrayed in this current day and age.

    • Ryan Cole

      Yeah, like fights in Starbucks over the barista effing up a frapé, or the reality of being one of the last black families on the block, or dudes dressing like girls and girls wanting to be dudes. High drama.

      • Yep!

        Excactly what i was thinking!

        Boyz N Hollywood – would be a better movie…as a comedy.

      • Ryan Cole

        The hood isn’t what it was in the 80s and 90s. If South Central is anything like Brooklyn now, there are Whole Foods and coffee shops in spots that used to be crack houses.

      • Now the crack houses are in pockets, mouths & @$$cheeks.

        The flipside would be “Men In The Hood” & showing the everyday struggle of raising a family & living paycheck to paycheck, surrounded by a bunch of Thug Ninjaz with nothing to lose, & trying to test!

  • RobJMars

    Cube could take on the kind of role Lawrence Fishburne had

  • Man…I just wish they didn’t say Doughboy has gotten killed, because a movie based around Doughboy would have been DOPE.

    • Yeah…back then.

      • Terrance

        Ha Ha…

  • Markus

    Guess he could play Doughboy’s father or something. But the bottom line is this doesn’t deserve a sequel. The story was told well and doesn’t need an extension.

  • John Q. Public

    I always preferred Menace II Society personally

  • NY HIP HOP HEAD

    The film clearly stated that he was murdered two weeks after burying Ricky. Cube is much older now, so I just don’t see how it makes sense to have him in it playing Doughboy or a completely different character.

    That was like Carlito’s Way: Rise To Power’ casting Luis Guzman to play a random character when we all know he was Pachanga in the first movie and got smoked.

    • I thought he was Pachanga in Pt 2?
      “When you get them on the hook, they tell you everything!”

      • Dubz

        Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power was suppose to be a prequel, Luis Guzman played Nacho Reyes in that one though.

      • It was the same charecter though.
        Nacho / Pachungo

        Maybe copyright issues?

        Would have been a good look though!

        i hate Diddy, but he played the ‘chet outta Nicky Barnes!

      • Dubz

        I don’t believe they are the same characters….I could be wrong though.

      • Both were Carlito’s long time henchmen…that did him dirty when they stood to gain.

      • NY HIP HOP HEAD

        EDOGZ818,

        Yeah. Lusi Guzman was just playing another henchman, but definitely not ‘Pachanga’. Since it was a prequel they would have most certainly gotten a young actor to take on the role in order maintain a believable continuity.

        But whatever on that, I’m really not trying to see Ice Cube play ANY role in a ‘Boyz N The Hood’ sequel. That would just be absurd. First one is a classic and Cube was down with NWA during that time and the LA scene was oh-so-dangerous. That feeling can’t be restored. Now what I would love to see is a John Singleton directed movie called ‘Chiraq’ that covers the madness going on out there right now!

      • >>DAPZ!

        “Boyz N The Hood 2: Chi’Raq!

      • Frank

        Ether way Doughboy dead.

  • John Q. Public

    Cube does have his own production company “Cube Vision”

    Maybe he just meant he would be open to Executive Produce for a sequel, not act in it.

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  • Immortal

    Can we please leave remakes alone? Cube yours have a knack for sucking…Friday, Barbershop…. treat sequels like drugs just say no

    • poview

      I think Next Friday was funnier than Friday.

      • Immortal

        I’m going to give you hell for that one…..

      • dehova

        Bro, the first one had Chris Tucker and Bernie Mac. I’m just thinking bout Bernie’s ass running from the midget and I’m cracking up!

    • John Q. Public

      They shooting the sequel to “Ride Along” right now also…. that sh*t does not need a sequel either. Its all about the money.

      • Immortal

        true

  • dehova

    The way “hood” cinema is now, a classically trained actor like Cuba Gooding JR wouldn’t be taken seriously. Financially die hards like me would buy into it but I already know it would be like spanking your own monkey in a whore house.

  • KingsCountyCrooklyn

    any sequel would definitely have to be updated to reflect modern times with niggs getting smoked for typing behind a keyboard on twitter. must relate to the youth and situations of today.

    • Ryan Cole

      LOL “That mark ass buster mentioned me in his tweet and hashtagged it ‘bitch ass nigga’. We gonna ride on that fool!”

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  • Sean Power

    some movie don’t need a sequel, and this is one, a sequel would just be a money grab. and if there was one cube wouldn’t be in there unless it going be his ghost

  • Htwn5440

    DOUGH BOY got killed the next week after Ricky so wtf would be the plot.

    • hoeyuno

      Hahahahaha…….true

    • What led to his death during that time frame

      • Unless he aged 30 years in that week it’s not gonna work.

  • bigdoe6

    Nah leave it alone. No sense of screwing that up like the did the Belly sequel.

    • LotusWand

      Belly was alright but most NY movies are mediocre anyway. Boyz N Da Hood was a hit with more potential.

  • Poseidon

    I hate when they do that. Sequels tend to dilute the “classic” legacy of the original.

  • Right Doughboy is dead so he can’t be in it unless it’s a zombie hood movie

    • No, they can do it because he didn’t die right away it was 3 weeks later he died so they could technically show what led up to his death.

      • good point

      • LotusWand

        We know what let to his death. His half-brother’s girlfriend had stabbed him for, what she believes, getting him killed.

  • RealSpit

    Somethings should be left along and remind classics, besides Doughboy dies weeks later after Ricky.

  • IMonONE

    Doughboy died at the end of the movie. So who he going to play , Ricki or Doughboy son?

  • Darnell Ross

    Actually. . Dough boy could be a fugitive. . Mistaken identity. . They thought dough boy was killed but he’s still chilling in Compton on the down low.

  • devantre

    ricky died to