Wicked by nature To treat and his “New Jack City” playmates are well aware of the real violence in hip hop today, and hope their take on the classic ’90s flick can scare the genre.
We have Treach, Gary Dourdan, Flex Alexander and the one and only Grandpa Kane Friday in Burbank, Calif. – they’re playing the play all weekend at the LA Orpheum Theater, and they say the production doesn’t shy away from violence…even with the recent spate of tragic headlines on rappers killed.
Treach says “New Jack” highlighted the brutality of the ’80s crack epidemic and delivered the message “it wasn’t the way to go”. He hopes today’s generation will take that lesson and apply it to the rap game.
Flex says most of the actors have known each other for several decades, so it was easy to fit in before their live performances — there’s no “take 2” at the theater — and they all credit the director. I’Caryous Johnson to prepare them months in advance.
We recently picked up BDK 1-on-1 in New York, where he told us he had Allen Payne – who reprises his role as Gee Money from the film – was the cheat code the rest of the cast needed to stay in line with the original.
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Speaking of those NYC shows, Gary tells us another OG star, Ice-Tshowed up to put his stamp of approval.
For fans of the movie… Treach plays Wesley Snipes‘ main character Nino Brown, Gary steps in as Scotty’s Ice and Flex is Chris RockIt’s Pookie.
There are a few tickets always available in Los Angeles this weekend, before the cast travels to Dallas, Washington DC, Norfolk and Chicago.