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This week’s Throwback Movie is another classic and is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. “Menace II Society” is a timeless film that garnered critical acclaim and is still relevant to today’s generation. Mentioned in countless cultural references from movies to songs, “Menace II Society” is regarded as one of the greats giving a bleak and realistic look into the world of urban violence. Tyrin Turner delivers an incredible performance as Caine Lawson who struggles with the lifestyles of the city and trying to escape to create a better life. Samuel L. Jackson, MC Eiht, and Too Short all make appearances in the film. The movie’s soundtrack was listed in 20 Hip-Hop Soundtracks That Don’t Disappoint.

Ben Lester (bjams11)