Soopa Starr’s Blaxploitation Friday: Tales From The Hood

blame it on Meka November 28, 2008

* dies from laughter *

What the hell were we thinking when we came up with this, people? And as always, if you’re digging this, hit up Gangstarr Girl for a fresh take on hip-hop, politics, fashion and other worldly and wordy things through the eyes of a New York-helmed around-the-way girl. Without further adeiu…

I’m kind of on my lazy game today. I’m still sort of in food coma but it dawned on me that when I did my blaxploitation horror series, I left out one flick that I specifically meant to include. It’s actually one of my favorites (*hides face in shame at B-Movie addiction*).


I don’t care what anybody says, as cheesy as it was, you know you laughed when the “little niglets” attacked that ol’ racist mofo. LOL


If this movie isn’t a certified hood classic, I don’t know what is!


This was executive produced by Spike Lee.

Rusty Cundieff co-wrote this flick. He also helped write House Party 2 and appeared in School Daze as well as Chapelle’s Show, among other things.

Darin Scott co-wrote with Cundieff. He’s also a producer for 1993’s Menace II Society and helped write Waist Deep.

*pulls our giant “hood certified stamp”* BONG! (word to RZA)

  • yo Tales From The Hood is a slept on classic. fuck what you heard. the whole shit with David Allen Grier? Or the “lil niglet” puppets? My mom and I love watching that shit. Cundieff also directed all of this movie too, I thought…

  • RAE

    this movie was my shit back in the day. i remember seein it in the theater when i was like 10 and trippin. hilarious shit.

  • i ain’t gonna lie that movie freaked me out a bit though. didn’t know spike was in on this

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  • Curtis75Black

    Now I have to look for this tomorrow !! Clarence Williams III was a crazy fool .

  • Belize


  • Smear

    soundrack as badass: WU, FACEMOB, mc Eight. Spice muthafuckin 1, Gravediggaz and my personal fave: “Ol’ Dirty’s Back”ODB
    this was the shit

  • Smear

    OH SHIT-“the Hood Got Me feelin the Pain”- Performed by Havoc and Prodeje…. WTF not Mobb deep? prodeje with a J?
    I’m confuused (C)YoungBuck

  • Anytime I hear Spacey Jazz, I Hear “Clarence, CLARENCE!!!”. Good shit though. I remember the booklet for this soundtrack showed Spike Lee directing one of the stories. “Welcome to Hell, Mothafuckassss!!!!!”

  • smear: that was south central cartel, not mobb deep..

    this shit is classic tho!!

    esp when clarence williams kept saying “the shit”…that whole movie was comedy…