"Went into the store just to get a beer, came out an accessory to murder and armed robbery. It was funny like that in the hood sometimes. You never knew what was gonna happen or when. After that, I knew it was gonna be a long summer..."
"In the hood, they was doing movies like Boyz n the Hood
, which I did, Menace II Society
, South Central
, and even Colors
, going back that far. Everybody was looking at our neighborhood like it was hell on Earth
, like the worst place you can grow up in America. And Im like, why? I didnt see it all that way. I mean, I knew it was crazy around where I grew up but we had fun in the hood. We used to trip off the neighborhood."