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Boyz N the Hood
- Boyz-N-The Hood is a classic rap song written by Ice Cube and performed by Eazy-E. This article is about the later movie.
Boyz N the Hood is a 1991 film directed by African-American director John Singleton. Starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Laurence Fishburne and Nia Long, the film depicts life in crime-ridden South Central Los Angeles, California. It is the story of a young man navigating his way through the pitfalls of being young and black in an American ghetto ('hood', abbreviation of neighbourhood). It is notable for de-sensationalizing, exploring the roots of violence in urban America and the cinema. It was nominated for both Best Director and Original Screenplay during the 1991 Academy Awards.
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