Naughty By Nature’s Treach and his “New Jack City” stage play costars are nicely conscious of the real-life violence in hip hop right now, and hope their manufacturing of the basic ’90s movie can scare the style straight.
We obtained Treach, Gary Dourdan, Flex Alexander and the one and solely Big Daddy Kane Friday in Burbank, CA — they’re placing on the play all weekend at L.A. Orpheum Theater, they usually say the manufacturing would not shrink back from violence … even with the latest string of tragic headlines about slain rappers.
Treach says ‘New Jack’ highlighted the brutality of the ’80s crack epidemic, and delivered the message “that wasn’t the path to take.” He’s hoping right now’s technology will take that lesson and apply it to the rap recreation.
Flex says a lot of the forged has recognized one another for a number of many years, so it has been straightforward to mesh forward of their stay performances — there is no “take 2” in theater — they usually all credit score director Je’Caryous Johnson for getting them game-ready months prematurely.
We lately obtained BDK 1-on-1 again in NYC, the place he advised us having Allen Payne — who’s reprising his position as Gee Money from the movie — was the cheat code the remainder of the forged wanted to remain according to the unique.
Speaking of these NYC exhibits, Gary tells us one other OG star, Ice-T, confirmed as much as put his stamp of approval.
For followers of the film … Treach performs Wesley Snipes‘ lead character Nino Brown, Gary steps into Ice’s position of Scotty and Flex is Chris Rock‘s Pookie.
There are just a few tickets nonetheless out there in L.A. this weekend, earlier than the forged heads to Dallas, Washington D.C., Norfolk and Chicago.