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Jonah Hill on Creating ‘Mid 90’s’, Hip Hop & Skateboarding in Film + His Top 5 Producers Of All Time

Jonah Hill on Creating ‘Mid 90’s’, Hip Hop & Skateboarding in Film + His Top 5 Producers Of All Time

Jonah Hill came through the Power 106 Perrier® & Juice Studios to talk about his most recent project “Mid90’s” which is now in theaters. The movie takes place in Los Angeles during the 90’s, and largely focuses on the skating and hip-hop culture. Na-kel Smith who plays Rey in the movie was also in the studio talking about his role in the film.

Jonah directed and produced the film and discusses with The Cruz Show the importance of hip-hop music in this film

To me just like skateboarding is always butchered in movie I think hip-hop is always butchered in movies and it was important to show what Pharcyde or A Tribe Called Quest is to me are like what The Beatles are to our parents.

Hill goes on to share that Frank Ocean, his sister, and A Tribe Called Quest rapper Q-Tip were the first to see a rough cut of the movie “All three of them are great artists I respect and they don’t have a false bone in their body” when explaining why he showed the film to them first.  

Watch the full interview with The Cruz Show below:

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