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If you want respect, you gotta have Juice!!!
on July 24, 2012
The Wrecking Crew: Quincy (Omar Epps), Steel (Jermaine Hopkins), Reheem (Khalil Kain), and last but not least, Bishop (Tupac Shakur). In the beginning of 1992 when i was 7 years old, Juice is the post-Boyz 'n the Hood-New Jack City epic is when I first saw my eyes of 2Pac in the movie screen. Quincy now as "Q" (Omar Epps) was a true character earned respect as a scratch-and-mix DJ. But Bishop (played by Shakur), hands down! Bishop was a deep brother with a deadly plan as armed robbery. So, it took a turn when Bishop shot the Latin convenient-store owner, All things of hell broke loose. Bishop rises up as a madman to shot Radames, Quiles, and also Steel and last, Raheem! That's where it send a truthful shock when Bishop was changed. The last scene gives me the great moments,ever! Post-Raheem, Quiles, and Steel's shooting by Bishop, it's Q's turn to take out on him for good because Bishop frames Q. So when Q/Bishop battling on the last scene, Quincy ("Q") Powell saves the day! This movie was part of my favorable "in the hood" movies. Of course, this movie came out when New Jack Swing stops dancing or i'll say the beginning of post-New Jack era comes through(R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, etc.). Another moments form that movie is the DJ competition with guests in hip-hop like Queen Latifah, Dr. Dre and Ed Lover, great memories. 2Pac was rising that time before he slipped hard when he got shot in Quad Studios in 1994. Jermaine "Huggy" Hopkins (Lean on Me) was the lucky, handsome brother when he saw Bishop pulls a pistol on three quys, he was scared. Gotta give a true props to the whole Wrecking crew. Great movie. Great scenes. Great characters. And Great soundtrack! I wish Paramount could added music videos (Naughty by Nature's "Uptown Anthem", Teddy Riley/Tammy Lucas' "Is It Good to You", Aaron Hall's "Don't Be Afraid", Big Daddy Kane's comeback "Nuff Respect" and last the great, Eric B. & Rakim's "Juice aka Know the Ledge"), that would've been better. Juice is the best work ever when 2Pac steps in the movie screen for the first time. Hands down and 'Nuff said. Salute!!! Peace out.