The movie that showed viewers across the world what life is like for many young men of color in urban areas across the country turns 25 today. Yes, it was on July, 12, 1991, that Boyz N The Hood hit the big screen.
The movie has become a cult and cultural classic.
The film, which was a screenplay written by John Singleton, explored a number of crucial issues and touched on many important themes including police brutality, inner city violence including black-on-black crime, drugs, poverty, and father-son relationships within the black community.
Groundbreaking when it came out, Boyz is regarded as one of the best overall films ever brought to the big screen.
Happy 25th to the folks who brought it to us.