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TMZ is reporting that Cube Vision, a production company owned by Ice Cube, has confirmed that efforts are underway to create fourth entry in the popular Friday franchise, titled ‘Last Friday’  All cast members from previous Friday’s such as Chris Tucker (Smoky) and Tom “Tiny” Lister Jr. (Debo) have been asked to play in the film.

The 4th Friday movie is in the works according to Ice Cube, via twitter cube stated   “The 4th Friday is in the works, working out a deal with New Line Cinema.”

Cube didn’t mention Chris Tucker in the tweet but he has stated that he really want him in the film in an interview back in August.

“That’s my dream. I hope so, I even want Chris Tucker in it. I think that’s what everybody wants to see,” Ice Cube stated. “They want to see all of us together. I’ve been campaigning trying to put that together. I’m going to keep campaigning until the idea is so old nobody wants to see it.”

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Michael Miller was the man at the right time when the west coast hip hop movement was exploding. Besides shooting all the major players in the game he also hung out with the artists and became a part of the culture. Shooting important figures like Cypress Hill, NWA, Tupac, Ice Cube, Snoop, House Of Pain, etc.

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20 Years ago this month a classic film, Boyz N the Hood was released at theatres nationwide. USC film student, John Singleton wrote and directed this film at the age of 23 in (1991) inspired by Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing (released 1989). Boyz N the Hood told a an urban story of a poor South Central neighborhood in the early 1990s.  Boyz N the Hood sparked successful careers of Larry Fishburne (Furious Styles) Ice Cube (Doughboy), Cuba Gooding Jr. (Tre Styles) Nia Long (Brandi) Angela Bassett (Reva Styles) Regina King (Shalika) and Morris Chesnut (Ricky).

John Singleton was nominated for both Best Director and Original Screenplay during the 1991 Academy Awards, making Singleton the youngest person ever nominated for Best Director and the first African–American to be nominated for the award.The film was screened at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.

In 2002, the United States Library of Congress deemed the film “culturally significant” and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Estimated budget: $6.5 million

Gross Revenue (to date): $57.4 million

“Either they don’t know, don’t show or don’t care whats going on in the hood!”

Dough Boy played by Ice Cube

The GodFather of Gangster rap Oshea Jackson aka Ice Cube goes Behind the Music with VH1.  Cube is an American rapper, actor, screenwriter, film director, and producer. He began his career as a member of C.I.A. and later joined the rap group N.W.A. After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, he built a successful solo career in music, and also as a writer, director, actor and producer in cinema.

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These dayz Hollywood directors are not looking for thespians for lead roles, they are utilizing your favorite rap and music artists. This was made popular in the 1980s by west coast rappers, Ice Cube, Ice T and groups such as Kid N Play to name a few.  GWOP Magazine staff has compiled a list of the best rappers turned movie actors or actresses past and present.  Check the full list after the jump.

(Ice Cube pictured above in his first role starring as Doughboy in Hood #Classic, Boyz N the Hood directed by John Singleton)

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A picture says a thousand words but for many hip-hop album covers there often aren’t a thousand words to be said. The typical hip-hop album cover displays a portrait of the rapper with the album title at the bottom.  GWOP Magazine staff has compiled a list of our GWOP 10 Best Hip Hop Album covers of ALL TIME.  Full Story after the Jump.

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Geto Boys “We Can’t Be Stopped” album cover pictured above ,Willie D and Scarface  at the hospital with Bushwick Bill after he shot himself in the eye.

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Legendary rap artist, Ice Cube talks to HardknockTV about Straight Outta LA, the Raiders film he produced for ESPN’s excellent 30 for 30 documentary series. All of the docs have been great but I have a feeling this one, about the Raiders run in the early 80’s, which happened to coincide with the rise of that West Coast gangster shit and an overwhelming increase in street violence.

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