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Menace To Society - Menace Niggaz [Official Video HD]

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Menace To Society - Menace Niggaz - 1993 Link to the Official Old School Hip Hop page on facebook: Menace II Society is a 1993 hood film and the directorial debut of twin brothers Allen and Albert Hughes. Menace II Society is set in South Central Los Angeles and follows the life of a hoodlum named Caine Lawson and his close friends. The film gained notoriety for its frequent scenes of violence, profanity, and drug-related content. Menace II Society was critically acclaimed for its gritty portrayal of urban violence and its powerful underlying messages. The film begins with a cold open as Caine Lawson and his best friend Kevin Anderson (AKA O-Dog) enter a local store to buy two bottles of malt liquor as the Korean storekeeper and his wife eye them suspiciously. The couple repeatedly exhorts them to pay and leave, even as O-Dog and Caine approach the register to do so. An argument ensues and while Caine drinks his beer, the now irritated O-Dog shoots, kills and robs the storekeeper. He then kills the wife and takes the store video surveillance tape. Frightened, Caine drops his bottle and beckons his friend to flee the scene as police sirens advance nearby. The titles flash over stock footage of the Watts Riots in 1965 and the dawn of the drug age in South Central Los Angeles during the late 1970s. A short flashback shows a night in the life of young Caine and his parents, filled with partying, drinking, drugs, and murder that eventually led to both of their deaths. His father was killed in a drug deal when Caine was ten and his mother died of a drug overdose a few years later. Pernell, a local hood and friend of Caine's father, served as his would-be mentor. Years later, on the last day of high school, Caine visits Pernell's ex-girlfriend Ronnie and her son Anthony, who congratulate him on graduating while Pernell is now serving life in prison without parole. During a voice-over, he explains that he deals drugs to financially support himself and help Ronnie, while living with his grandparents in the LA housing project Jordan Downs. That night, Caine and his cousin Harold go to a graduation party where they meet up with O-Dog, an old school street thug called A-Wax, the Muslim Sharif and high school football star Stacy. Caine reprimands O-Dog about showing the store videotape to entertain neighborhood friends. Later, while en route to meet the others at a local fast food eatery, Harold and Caine are carjacked. The robbers murder Harold and shoot Caine in the shoulder, who is rushed to the hospital afterwards by O-Dog and their crew. A week later, O-Dog informs Caine that he has learned the identity of the jackers and with A-Wax in tow, murder the assailants, exacting revenge. Weeks later, Caine and O-Dog are hired by a local hood Chauncy, for a car insurance scheme but are caught in the process and arrested by police. As a minor, O-Dog is released with a warning; Caine, however, being the age of eighteen, is charged as an adult. Although, the authorities lessen the charge to joyriding a detective attempts to link Caine to the store killings by matching fingerprints from the dropped beer bottle. Once released, Caine ups his game, buys a new car from a chop shop and robs a local hustler for his Dayton wheels, jewelry, stereo, and a Double Cheeseburger meal with Fries. Caine begins to enjoy his new hustler life with his crew, meeting a local girl named Ilena and shirking all ambition and responsibilities. One night, Caine and Sharif are pulled over and assaulted by racist police and left in Mexican gang territory to die. However, the local gang showed sympathy and took the wounded youths to a hospital. Ronnie visits Caine there, telling him that she has found a job in Atlanta and invites him to come with her. Caine agrees to consider it. A week later, at a going-away party for Ronnie, Sharif and Stacy (moving to Kansas for college), Caine tells Ronnie that he will accompany her to At...