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Many different influences play a key role in our creative process here at Nation19/ APDTA. A heavy stimulus is film making and more importantly films that tell stories that are rarely told and or acknowledged by Hollywood. The film Boyz N the Hood Directed by John Singleton is one of those influences. When the film was released in 1991 it was a first of its kind and though it had strong violent images it also portrayed regular people in south Central LA just trying to live, love, get an education and raise their children despite a plague of gang violence and Police brutality. A stark contrast between the movie Colors which showed an unreal world of police in LA, Boyz n the Hood showed something different.
Our Big bro and researcher LENCH MOB SHORTY actually played in this movie (He was one of the Gang members who stole Ricky’s football) and told us so much insight that we thought to share a little bit for you all to enjoy. Increase the Peace.