Filmmaker Ernest Dickerson Talks Spike Lee, Tupac, and the 25th Anniversary of "Juice"

Filmmaker Ernest Dickerson Talks Spike Lee, Tupac, and the 25th Anniversary of "Juice"

On the latest episode of GGN, the Doggfather sits down with groundbreaking cinematographer and director Ernest Dickerson to discuss rappers turned actors and his lasting legacy.

by MERRY JANE Staff

Whether you know it or not, Ernest Dickerson has shaped the way you watch movies. From his camera and cinematography work with Spike Lee on She’s Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, and Malcolm X, to his directorial work on classics like Juice and Bones, Dickerson changed the way hip-hop intersected with Hollywood, bringing rappers like Tupac and Snoop Dogg to the silver screen, while creating cinematic themes and molds that music video directors have reinterpreted for nearly three decades.

On the latest episode of GGN, Dickerson joins Uncle Snoop in the studio to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Juice and talk all things Tupac. The longtime friends and collaborators reminisced about the late great West Coast legend, dug deep into Dickerson’s work on Spike Lee’s New York City classics, and debated the uncertain roller coaster that is edible consumption.

So grab your popcorn, fire up your favorite strain, and grab a seat alongside the Doggfather for a crucial conversation with one of Hollywood’s living legends. And for more of Ernest Dickerson’s greatness, be sure to pick up a copy of the 25th Anniversary special edition Blu-Ray of Juice.


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