* DeletedScene: A scene involving a prison riot was cut from the film because it would have bumped the rating up to an NC-17. It didn't even appear on the director's cut DVD/Blu-Ray, which restored other content that was cut for the same reason.
* HeyItsThatGuy: A-Wax is played by rapper [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas MC Eiht]], and the detective who questions Caine is played by [[Film/{{Predator}} Bill Duke.]]
** Also, Caine's grandfather is PutneySwope.
** Rapper Too $hort plays "Lew Loc."
** Little-known 90's rapper Yo-Yo played the blonde at the party at the end.
** Fans of the {{Film/Friday}} trilogy will recognize Pinky as Chauncey.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The role of O-Dog was originally going to be played by TupacShakur, which Tupac wanted to play the role with instead of the role of Sharif, and Spice-1 as the role of Caine, but was both given to Larenz Tate and Tyrin Turner, instead. This lead Tupac to assault one of the Creator/HughesBrothers, going so far to even admitting it on [[{{MTV}} Yo! MTV Raps]], leading him to get arrested.