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In this edition of Lose One Wednesday, Ed Lover proposes the choice between the 1991 film “Boyz N The Hood,” which starred Lawrence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nia Long, Ice Cube and Morris Chestnut, versus the 1993 film “Menace II Society,” which gave Larenz Tate his breakout role.

Ed Lover breaks down everything that happened because of the release of both films, and what we’d lose from black popular culture without the occurrence of these two successful films with star-studded black casts. Click on the audio player to hear his thoughts on both films, and the choice he ultimately made on the “Ed Lover Show.”

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Why “Boyz N The Hood” Was A Major Moment For Black Film [EXCLUSIVE AUDIO]  was originally published on